30ft obelisk in Milton Keynes to get £15K facelift

A towering obelisk on a city estate is to receive a £15,000 facelift.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 3:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 3:10 pm

The 30ft high Great Holm structure was built in the early 1980’s when the estate was first developed.

Standing at the highest point of the estate, it has become a prominent landmark.

But over the years the obelisk has become tatty, with repairs and maintenance needed to its brickwork.

Cllr Nolan at the obelisk

The funding was secured by Loughton and Shenley ward councillor Zoe Nolan.

She said: “I’m delighted to see the Council include funding for this important local project in its budget.”

“Being a new city it’s important we maintain our local landmarks as we grow and they become part of our community’s local history and identity. This funding will ensure the obelisk can continue to stand tall and be enjoyed.”

Obelisks originate from ancient Egyptian times, when they were built to to commemorate an individual or event and honour the gods.