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Public invited to vote for favourite poster

Earlier this year West Oxfordshire District Council invited primary school age children to send in colourful posters as part of a competition to help brighten up the large hoardings surrounding the Marriotts development site in Witney.

Shortlisted entries were enlarged and have been on display on the hoardings since July.

West Oxfordshire District Council and the Simons group are now inviting the public to help choose the overall winning poster. Voting can be done online at www.westoxon.gov.uk. The closing date for voting is 18 December 2008.

The competition was open to all primary schools in the District and paintings by pupils from six schools were shortlisted. The primary schools were: Aston & Cote, Hanborough Manor and from Witney: The Batt, Blake, Tower Hill and Witney Community primary schools.

Cllr Jill Dunsmore, Cabinet Member for Communities said, “There was a fantastic response and the children who took part all put in such a lot of work and they have really brightened up the hoardings. Anyone voting will find selecting the best one very difficult.”

The Simons Group is donating a cash prize to the winning school and an individual prize to the pupil.

The secondary schools competition closed at the end of October. Abingdon & Witney College and four secondary schools sent in over 60 posters. Judging is due to take place in November and the best will be enlarged and displayed on the hoardings in the New Year.

The Marriotts development is due for completion in autumn 2009. It will include shops and restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and multi-storey car park plus a recreational area and new homes.

Posted : 24/11/2008 13:06:27

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