Hey you get off of my bench
A life-size sculpture of The
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has been unveiled in
Striking his trademark pose,
there is also a sculpture of a Vox amplifier, invented in Dartford
in the 1950s, and a Dartford Warbler, a bird that takes its name
from Dartford Heath where it was first spotted.
Pupils from Dartford Grammar
School entered a competition to create pictures of Mick Jagger to
be used on the bench which is in Central Park.
Ben Pimenta was the competition
winner and helped unveil the bench with council leader Jeremy
The bench is part of a national
project to celebrate the work of Sustrans Connect2, which aims to
transform everyday travel for local people in communities across
the UK by extending the National Cycle Network.
In Dartford, Connect2 has helped
to create new cycle paths to link the town with the surrounding
Cllr Kite said: "Dartford is
very proud of its history and heritage, and this bench represents
just three of the great things to have come out of the
"The bench provides a great
place to stop for a rest whether you’re walking the whole of the
Darent Valley Path or just strolling round Central