News from Lawley Village
Stunning snaps scoop prizes for residents in second Lawley Village photo competition
6th February 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 - launched the 'Loving Life in Lawley' contest earlier this year, 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.
This is the second time the LVDG has run the 'Loving Life in Lawley' competition, after 2013's initiative turned out to be a tremendous success. This year, a fantastic selection of entries was received, including superb shots of the countryside and of residents enjoying the neighbourhood.
The winner of the adult category is Chris Lewis, who has been awarded £500 for his unique and beautiful photograph of the scenic landscape at the development, while runner-up Frank Low bagged £100 for his stunning artistic snap of a local pond.
Katie Kinnon, aged 16, wins the top prize of a £100 gift voucher in the 12 to 18-year-olds category for her creative shot of two teenagers enjoying life at Lawley Village and runner-up Joshua Guy (12) earns himself a £50 gift voucher thanks to his photograph of the new homes at the development, with village greenery in the background.
The winner of the Under 12s category is Joel Crabbe, who captured a close-up of the iconic The Grazing Cow statue in the village, and the runner-up is Ryley Gerrard for his picturesque snap of the sun rising over the development. Joel wins a £100 gift voucher, while Ryley takes home a £50 voucher for his efforts.
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 Malcom Smith, Mayoress Christine Smith, Telford Journal editor Pete Carroll, Cultural Development Officer at Telford and Wrekin Council Justine Ranson, Cllr Alan Hussey, and Tony Thomas from the Wrekin Arts Photograph Club.
The winning entries will be displayed on the Lawley Village website and in the Lawley Village Information and Management Centre.
Further information about Lawley Village is available by visiting www.lawleyvillage.com.
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