Welcome signs are a winning hit for new play spaces

Date: Thursday 10 November 2016

WEB Repton Park play area signage competition winners Taylor Wimpey Persim

Youngsters living in Ashford, Kent, have been putting their design skills to the test with a competition organised by our South East team and Persimmon Homes South East in partnership with Ashford Borough Council.

The contest invited children to create ‘welcome’ signs for three new play areas which are now open at our Repton Park development in the town.

The winning entries have been selected and the creative artwork of Serena Swepston (aged 9) and Daisy Eland (aged 3) went on display in October. Serena’s entry was selected to create signs for both Birches Play Space and Oaks Play Space, while Daisy’s entry was installed at the Limes Row Play Space.

As well as having their artwork placed for all to see, the competition winners received a framed photograph of their design along with a £30 gift voucher.

Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “We think that the new signs designed by Serena and Daisy are very eye-catching and add a lovely, welcoming touch to these busy play areas.”

Tom Wright, Managing Director for Persimmon Homes South East congratulates the girls on the new signs, stating that: “They are a unique and delightful addition that will brighten up the play spaces, helping to strengthen the strong community feel at Repton Park.”

Cllr Peter Feacey, member for Godinton Ward, says: “Thank you to all the local young people who sent in their artistic and imaginative pieces of work. They were of a very high standard which made the competition difficult to judge.

“Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to our winners. The colourful and creative winning designs will look excellent displayed across Repton Park’s new play areas.”

Repton Park offers a choice of one and two-bedroom apartments, plus two, three, four and five-bedroom houses.