Press release from Telford and Wrekin Published on 03 February 2011
Residents across the borough are invited to join in a community art project in Dawley to support the development of a new Sports and Learning Community.
Local people have the chance to take part in an arts project that will see hoardings around the new Sports and Learning Community development, based at the Paddock Mount site, decorated with a large mural.
Pupils from the Phoenix School have successfully secured grant funding from Youth Opportunity Fund for the project.
Two local artists, Caris Jackson and Natalie Toplass from Telford, have been commissioned to support the work which is due to start after February half term.
Cllr Stephen Burrell, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “This is a project for the whole community and marks the start of a bright future for the Sports and Learning Community in Dawley. I hope people of all ages come forward to join in the project and I’m sure it will reflect the community spirit in the area. The project supports the council’s Borough Town’s Initiative which is breathing new life into the borough towns and district centres.”
Civil engineers, Birse Civils have donated the boards, paint and labour to install the hoardings as part of the project.
The project supports the multi million regeneration of Dawley which has so far seen phase one of the project, the regeneration of the High Street with new street lighting, benches and a new bandstand, completed.
The Sports and Learning Community in Dawley is being developed on the Paddock Mount site and will incorporate the current Phoenix School and a range of community facilities.
The Sports and Learning Community (SLC) will bring together schools, children’s centres, health, sports, arts and leisure to benefit all borough residents and represents a multi-million investment by Telford & Wrekin Council.
If you would like to take part or gain more information about the arts project to decorate the sports and learning community hoardings, please contact, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Arts Development Team, 01952 382365.