AN APPEAL has gone out to repair Sedgemoor’s iconic Willow Man.

Teresa Grant, from Sycamore Close in Bridgwater, contacted the Mercury after she noticed the quirky landmark was not looking his best.

She said: “Our famous Willow Man is looking very sorry for himself. His left arm is very thin now and his head is losing shape as well.

“It is a famous land mark for a lot of travellers using the M5 and I normally point him out to family and friends when they visit Bridgwater. But now he seems to be wasting away and soon there will not be much left of him.”

The figure was created by artist Serena de la Hey to mark the millennium and celebrates the role of willow in the ecology and craft tradition of the Somerset Levels.

Responsibility for repairing the Willow Man lies with the artist. Serena said she will contact the Mercury as soon as she is able to reveal her plans.

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