A community arts project in Broadfield Barton has been removed for restoration following concerns about its condition.
The three metre by two metre mosaic was the focus of the Making A Mark community arts project in 2008, incorporating words as art and using the children’s own hand prints.
More than 300 people contributed, including children and adults from Broadfield East Infant School and Nursery, Broadfield East Junior School and Seymour Primary School.
Community groups based at Broadfield Community and Youth Centre and Creasys Drive Adventure Playground also took part.
Severe weather over recent years has left the mosaic damaged and in need of restoration.
Crawley Borough Council has called for the mosaic to be removed in the hope it can be salvaged by youth worker and artist, Jeanette Miller. If the piece is not salvageable, Jeanette will work with young people to lead another similar project to replace it.
Jeanette will work on the mosaic over Easter and, if all goes well, it is hoped it will be back up and looking good as new within six weeks.