News from Lawley Village
Residents of Lawley snap up fantastic prizes in annual photography competition
Seven photographers have won some fabulous prizes after capturing their impressions of the stunning village of Lawley on camera.
Housebuilding consortium the Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) - which comprises Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey - first launched its 'Loving Life in Lawley' photo competition in 2013, and asked residents to submit an image to reflect the community spirit of the village, the beautiful surrounding landscapes or stylish local architecture.
The competition is now in its fourth year, and with some great entries it was a difficult task to choose the winners!
This year's first place in the 11 years and under category was Harry Guy, who won a £100 gift voucher for his photo showcasing the wonderful landscape around the area as he climbs in one of the nearby trees. Following closely in second place was last year's winner Dylan Guy, who bagged himself a £50 voucher for capturing some fun and frolics in front of the clock tower monument.
In the 12-18 years category, Katie Kinnon kept her winner's title for the third year running with a £100 voucher for her picture reflecting the friendships made in the community. Second place went to Joshua Guy for his family portrait.
The stakes were high in the adult category, with Lawley's amateur photographers all competing for a £500 cash prize. Andrea Hemmings managed to pip the competition to first place with her beautiful photograph of two children at the playground on the crescent by Woodland View. Titled 'The Perfect Balance', Andrea describes the picture as reflecting the great mix of residential and recreational spaces in Lawley.
In joint second place and winning a prize of £50 each were Chris Lewis and Tim Growcott. Chris managed to capture a stunning sunset over the development, while Tim used some camera trickery to snap moving shoppers and create a ghostly effect.
Stephen Cleveley for LVDG, says: "We received some great entries this year and picking a winner was extremely difficult. This is the fourth year running the competition and the calibre of entries gets better every time.
"All photographs really showed appreciation for the development, and it's fantastic to see the residents creating a community and making the most of the surrounding area."
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