In 2008 Gillian was commissioned by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council with Section 106 funding to create public sculpture as part of the regeneration of Laughton Common in South Yorkshire. She worked with the Parish Council, the Tenants and Residents Association and young people at Dinnington Comprehensive School to develop the concept and designs for five public sculptures. The collaborative sculptures were sited in 2012-13, placed at key points around the ex-mining village.
Each sculpture is a different interpretation of the map of the village and also contains a bird seen locally.
Gillian also designed and produced three Hawthorn seats for a new pocket park in the centre of the village.