News from Lawley Village
Fabulous photos win prizes for residents in annual Lawley Village photo competition
6th November 2015
Six amateur photographers have had their eye-catching work recognised in a photo competition, after they captured pictures to illustrate why they love life in Lawley Village, Telford.
Housebuilding consortium the Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) – which comprises Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey – originally launched its 'Loving Life in Lawley' contest in 2013, encouraging enthusiastic snappers of all ages to take photos which reflect the neighbourly atmosphere, appealing architecture and wonderful scenery in and around this thriving new community.
Now in its third year, the Loving Life in Lawley competition has once again brought out the budding photographers in local residents, with a superb selection of entries received.
The winner of the adult category this year is Frank Lowe, who has been awarded £500 for his scenic shot of a picturesque pond at Lawley. Meanwhile second place goes to Tim Growcott, who has won £100 for his two artistic photos which received the same amount of points from the judges – one of Lawley Village at night time, and one of a hot air balloon over a misty local landscape.
Last year's winner in the 12 to 18-year-olds category, Katie Kinnon (17), has reclaimed her title this year and wins the top prize of a £100 gift voucher for her creative shot of a teenager enjoying life at Lawley Village. Runner-up Regan Capes has been awarded a £50 gift voucher thanks to the 16-year-old's photograph of the new homes at the development.
The winner of the Under 11s category is Dylan Guy, who captured two youngsters having fun at the Lawley Village sign on a sunny day, and the runner-up is Joel Crabbe for his unique image of the new homes as seen through a looking glass. Dylan wins a £100 gift voucher, while Joel takes home a £50 voucher for his efforts.
Guy Scott, Director for LVDG, says: "For the third year in a row we have been really impressed with the quality of the entries we received in our Loving Life in Lawley competitions, which provides a great opportunity for residents to show us what they love the most about living at Lawley Village.
"Our photographers clearly feel very strongly about their new community and their pictures do a fantastic job of capturing the community spirit, architecture and open space around the development."
The winners were selected by a judging panel made up of Leon Murray, Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Justine Ranson, Creative and Cultural Development Officer at Telford & Wrekin Council, Councillor Jayne Greenaway and Councillor Mark Boylan from Lawley and Overdale Parish Council, 2014 winner of the adult category Chris Lewis and Shropshire Star Journalist Cathy Stanworth.
The winning entries will be displayed on the Lawley Village website and in the Lawley Village Information and Management Centre.
Lawley Village is Telford's premier new homes development. Located just two miles west of Telford town centre, it is one the largest sustainable urban residential developments of its kind in the UK, providing 3,500 homes, alongside new health, education, retail and leisure facilities.
The Lawley Village Developer Group is made up of top national housebuilders -Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey. Residents are encouraged to be actively involved in decisions about the future of the village through a long-term stewardship programme delivered by Ironstone Management Services (IMS), a joint venture between Bournville Village Trust and Sanctuary Housing Association.
Walk the Lawley Way
The Lawley Way is a circular walk, of nearly a mile long, that takes in Birchfield Way, the Wrekin Way, Pepper Mill and Clips Moor, and includes crossing the new pedestrian bridge.
The walk has been created as part of the Lawley Village Developer Group's commitment to helping build a strong community in Lawley so residents can get out, enjoy the new area, get fit and meet new people.
Telford Steam Railway
Located on the western side of Telford, close to the Ironbridge Gorge, the Telford Steam Railway is a preserved railway operated by volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays, situated at Horsehay.
Telford Steam Railway
The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF
Tel: 07816 762790