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Mayor presents prize for school artwork competition

Mayor Chorley presents prize and plants tree

5 November 2021

The winner of an artwork competition has been presented his prize by the Mayor of Chorley.

Four primary schools and nurseries were invited to get involved in the competition which encouraged pupils to create artwork on the theme of 'What Community means to you' with the chance of their entry being exhibited for the local community to see.

The competition was run by Chorley Council and their contractor for the Tatton Gardens development, Robertson, who invited schools and nurseries close to the Extra Care development on Eaves Lane to take part.

Winner of the competition, Akili Kobo age 7 from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, created an impressive picture and was chosen as winner by Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Alistair Bradley. The winning design is to be displayed on part of the hoarding at the development.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council said: "Congratulations to the winner and well done to everyone who entered the competition - the standard of entries was outstanding.

"It's great to get the local community and young people involved in things like this, especially when it's about their local area. We are investing in the local area, with the Tatton Gardens development, so that residents of the Chorley East community can benefit from improved facilities within their community, including improved recreation ground for children of all ages to enjoy for years to come."

Akili was presented with his prize, a One4all voucher, by the Mayor of Chorley, Councillor Steve Holgate, in the school's assembly, who also planted a tree, donated by Chorley Council, in the school's grounds.

Mayor of Chorley, Councillor Steve Holgate, who's children attended Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, said: "It's been lovely to meet the children at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and thank you to all who got involved and submitted artwork. I can't wait to see the winning and runner up entries displayed on part of the hoarding at the Tatton Gardens development for the rest of the community to see when they are visiting the recreation ground."

The winning artwork, along with second and third placed entries from Tatton Nursery will form part of the hoarding graphics at the Tatton Gardens development for the residents of Chorley East to enjoy.

The Tatton Gardens development is to be part funded by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Getting Building Fund (a Lancashire-wide initiative), Homes England and Chorley Council.



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