Once a fountain for the public to enjoy, Kingston 's 'leaping salmon' has looked a little worse for wear in recent times.

The David Wynne sculpture has proudly stood outside 100 London Road for decades and was filled up 25 years ago.

Sadly over the years the block became vacant, the bed neglected and rank with weeds.

But when a new business recently moved in, members of the Tricorn residents association had an idea.

"A few of us approached Voluntary Service Overseas' Gerry McAleney to ask if we could replant and maintain this bed," Tricorn chairman Martin Bates said.

"We were delighted to be fully supported in this venture, which we have just completed."

Mr Bates hopes the new look for the salmon sparks a new life in the area.

"Our new planting tries to create an aquatic feel with the plants we’ve chosen," he said.

"Whilst being drought and neglect tolerant - the site is exposed to full afternoon sun, and the soil is shallow.

"Whilst doing the work we were pleased to see the affection in which the salmon are held, not just by the office workers, but by passers by.

"It would be lovely to see the fountain restored, but the expense of this would now be huge."