Rock statue idea for legends considered
PLANS to put up statues in honour of two rock music legends are to be discussed by councillors next week.
Campaigners want Stoke-on-Trent City Council to recognise the achievements of former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash and Motorhead frontman Lemmy.
The were both born in the Potteries before going on to achieve success across the world with their bands.
A petition signed by 318 supporters was presented to the city council last month and was referred to the economic development overview and scrutiny committee.
Supporters say the statues will help raise the profile of the city.
A spokesman for the campaigners wrote to the committee, saying: "We firmly believe it could be a landmark that is really quite individual and exclusive to the area, and would definitely be a popular attraction for fans of rock music worldwide."
A report to the scrutiny committee said officers are willing to work with the campaigners, but would not be able to offer any funding.