Nexus, the sculpture created by the late Japanese artist Hideo Furuta at Freshbrook Village Centre in 1986, is to be given new foundations.
Coun Cindy Matthews has asked for repairs to be carried out after resident Jon Ratcliffe drew attention to the deterioration in the work.
Hideo moved to Swindon with his family and spent six months on site carving huge blocks of blue pennant stone from a quarry in South Wales – the same as used at Stonehenge – into three interlocking segments which are mounted on wooden railway sleepers.
The project was originally funded by Thamesdown Council’s per cent for art scheme. Now after 26 years some of the wood is rotting and the stone it supports could become unstable.
Coun Matthews said: “Nexus has been a feature at Freshbrook Centre since it was built; it has a history associated with the community. It now needs some TLC and I’m glad the council’s parks department is going to replace the rotten wood.
“I’m also pleased to find out that Brendon Ball the dentist has been personally picking up litter around his surgery and the sculpture for several years.”
• Cindy Matthews is available to meet residents about community problems on the last Saturday of the month, 10am to 11am in Freshbrook Community Centre (excluding Bank Holiday weekends).
Pictured: Cindy Matthews with localities facilitator Gail Light (in white blouse) at Nexus.