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Silkmore sees children’s artwork come to life

Children have designed a work of art that will brighten up part of Silkmore.

The art project – led by Stafford and Rural Homes – has transformed the raised flower bed planters on Exeter Street thanks to the designs of Silkmore Primary School pupils Chloe Jones and Nathan Till.

They won a competition, which was judged by SARH chief executive Karen Armitage, to design a new look for the area.

Speaking at the unveiling of the artwork Karen said: “The finished project looks absolutely fantastic and will really help to brighten up the neighourhood so many congratulations to both Chloe and Nathan for coming up with such wonderful designs.”

Members of the Community Payback Scheme were also involved in the project. They moved all the soil from the old planters to a new garden at Silkmore Primary School.

The Community Payback Scheme, which is part of the Probation Service, sees offenders make direct reparation to the community to ‘payback’ for their offences.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in the project including SARH’s Neighbourhood Services Officer Julia Tompson who has played a major role in leading this project, and the Rickerscote Tenants’ and Residents’ Association who kindly donated the signs for the planters, Silkmore Primary School and the Community Payback Scheme,” said Karen Armitage.

The Community Payback Scheme team will do any work that helps the community that is ‘not for profit’. They provide all tools and labour free of charge. If you want to know more please contact them on 01785 231737.

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