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Stunning snaps scoop prizes for residents in Lawley Village photo competition
23rd December 2013
Six amateur photographers have won a range of prizes in a photo competition for their pictures capturing why they love life in Lawley Village.
Housebuilding consortium the Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) - which comprises Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey - invited residents to submit their favourite photos reflecting life in and around the popular new development in Telford.
The competition was co-ordinated in partnership with IMS, the long-term stewards of the Lawley Village community.
A fantastic selection of entries was received, including stunning shots of the countryside and green open space near Lawley Village and of families enjoying their new neighbourhood.
The winner of the adults category is Chris Lewis, who has been awarded £500 for his photograph of the Lawley Village shopping area lit up at night, while the runner-up is Andrew Crabbe, whose picture of his son Joel running through the new shopping precinct wins him £100.
15-year-old Katie Kinnon wins the top prize of a £100 gift voucher in the 12 to 18-year-olds category for her stunning shot of a daisy. She says: "I chose to submit this piece because the foreground daisy is not alone, and is surrounded by those that are the same, but seem somewhat distant. This therefore shows how everyone in Lawley is the same, even if they do not know each other."
The runner-up is Georgia Dixon (18) for her photograph of a beautiful purple flower, earning her a £50 gift voucher.
In the 11-and-under category, seven-year-old Lewis Wheeler's picture of the Lawley Village chip shop wins him a £100 gift voucher, while runner-up Dylan Guy (five) wins a £50 gift voucher for his snap of flowers in front of a house at Lawley Village.
Guy Scott, Director for LVDG, says: "We were delighted with the quality of the entries we received, which was 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 Telford and Wrekin Mayor Cllr Leon Murray, Mayoress Barbara Murray, Telford Journal editor Phil Gillam, Telford and Wrekin Council Creative and Cultural Development Officer Justine Ranson, Lawley and Overdale Parish Council Vice-chairman Cllr Darren Blackburn and Tony Thomas, Treasurer and Programme Secretary for Wrekin Arts Photographic Club.
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