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The People's Statue to Bobby Moore

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The People's Statue to Bobby Moore

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham By London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

We need your help to erect the people’s statue in honour of Bobby Moore, West Ham and England’s only World Cup winning captain in his home town of Barking. We are seeking donations to make it happen.

Barking Delivery stage

pledged of £167,527

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We are calling on the public, who have long held Barking's Bobby Moore's titanic achievements in their heart, to show their appreciation for this national hero by pledging as little as £2 so we can build a statue in his honour.

He is a national icon. The pinnacle of his career and the country’s greatest footballing moment is forever frozen in time in one iconic image captured on that historic summer’s day in 1966. Barking born and West Ham legend Bobby led England to its greatest ever footballing triumph at the height of the swinging 60’s.

We are yet to request planning permission but will do so once the fundraising is completed as we will open a design competition to the public. If planning permission is not granted no pledges will be collected.

What we'll deliver:

  • Build a lasting monument to Bobby Moore in his home town

Why it's a great idea:

Bobby Moore is a national and international figure of historical significance. Our statue will act as a beacon of civic pride for our residents and as an aspirational and inspiring symbol for our community. Bobby Moore was more than just a footballer, he was an ambassador for the sport and his home town. We will use the statue to help inspire and educate future stars.

Steps to get it done:

  • Appoint contractor
  • Practical completion
  • Apply for planning permission
  • Get planning approval
  • Launch
  • Start on site

We propose to commission the “people’s statue” - a monument to stand at the gateway to the town where Bobby was born. As Russell Brand says in the soon to be released film, Bo66y –The Movie, “Some are knighted by monarchs. Others are knighted by the people.” Bobby or Sir Bobby as he is often referred to falls in to that category and that is why we are passionate about honouring his achievement. Please support our bid.

Location Barking

About the space


London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

How will the money be spent?Total £167,527

Casting and finishing - £85,000 (51%)
Artist commission - £25,000 (15%)
Maquette manufacture and approval - £12,000 (7%)
Installation - £11,000 (7%)
Pavement and environmental reinstatement - £4,000 (2%)
Delivery - £4,000 (2%)
Consultation and education programme - £4,000 (2%)
Launch costs - £3,000 (2%)
Fees - £3,000 (2%)
Planning application - £194 (0%)
Other - £16,333 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Casting and finishing
Artist commission
Maquette manufacture and approval
Pavement and environmental reinstatement
Consultation and education programme
Launch costs
Planning application
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £167,527

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