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Carlton park mural competition proves popular with local school children


Local councillors will reveal the winners of a competition to design murals which will brighten up a Carlton park pavilion this Sunday (18).

The Friends of Onchan Park group organised the competition and invited local school children to design the artwork which will be painted on the park’s pavilion wall and windows.

The competition has attracted over 170 entries from pupils at Carlton Central Junior School, Carlton Central Infant and Nursery School, Parkdale Primary School and Sacred Heart Primary School.

Local Councillors Paul Wilkinson and Nicki Brooks have now been invited to judge the competition and will pick the winning mural and 14 window designs at the park this Sunday at 2pm.

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A spokesperson for the group said: “The pavilion at Onchan Park was used by the local bowls club until they relocated and now the pavilion is boarded up and looking very sad.

“Children were asked to design a large mural for the wall facing the play area and smaller designs to cover the boarded windows with the theme “Fun in the Park”.

The Friends of Onchan Park group, which was set up earlier this year and now has over 1,000 members. The group was established to find funding to secure the future of the park after fears that Gedling Borough Council would sell off the pavilion and bowling green to help raise much-needed revenue.

You can find out more about the group and their campaign anther website:

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