Wednesday 21st August 2013, 10:07am

The Hippo, which went missing during 2012, following its theft and presumed disposal as scrap, is to return to North Town Moor. The original sculptor Mr Ken Robertson has been recommissioned by Peter Prior, Chairman of Summerleaze Ltd. and is currently working on it at his home in Hampshire. The sculpture will be placed in a similar location to the previous Hippo, adjacent to the entry to the North Maidenhead Cricket club, this time with a protective moat around it.

It is hoped that the new Hippo will be happily located in its new home during mid October and it is hoped that it will continue to be a memorable location for all the new and old youngsters who enjoyed its predecessor for many years.