In 2008 Littlemore Parish Council received £17,000 from Oxford City Council. This 106 money came from the housing development on the former Beenhams site (Astrop Way). Conditions on the money meant that the sum had to be spent on a ‘Community Art Project’ in the vicinity of the original development.
In June 2014 Parish Council commissioned Josh Rose a local artist and former pupil of Peers School (now The Oxford Academy), to develop and produce a piece of community art work. Josh extensively consulted with local groups and held workshops with local school children to develop the design.
From these workshops the design evolved.
LPC planning application 15/02171/FUL was submitted on 31st July 2015. The project was refused permission on 7-10-2015, LPC resubmitted a new application. This time relocating the project on the Village Green.
The artwork is currently under construction off-site, with a installation date due sometime in 2017.