The question was – how would you bring people together and make Hungerford an even better place to live? The best answer to this would win £750 in the adult competition and £250 in the junior competition.
An extremely high standard of entries was received and judging the winners was particularly difficult, with the final vote going to the wire. The winners were:
Jane Goldstein (on behalf of Chamber of Commerce) – Tutti-Pole Maze. Jane’s idea is to create a landmark and centrepiece for the town, which also recognises the unique history and traditions of Hungerford.
The Constable of the Town & Manor, Ellie Dickins said, “I think this is a fantastic idea for Hungerford and could be a real focal point for visitors and locals alike. We’ll be working with Jane to help implement the idea, so expect to hear more about this in the future.”
The junior prize was won by a team effort from Ava Norman, Sophie Roques and Daisy Pearce. Their idea is the ‘Try Something New Festival’ which would showcase local sports and activities and allow people to come and have a go, with the idea of taking up new hobbies or sports.
The Mayor of Hungerford, Helen Simpson said, “I’m really excited by the idea of the Try Something New Festival, Hopefully Hungerford Town Council can work alongside Town & Manor to ensure this project is achieved. I offer my congratulations to Ava, Sophie and Daisy, what a wonderful idea. Well done!”
The other strong ideas that were shortlisted for the prize include:
Adrian Chapman – organised cycle routes around the town.
Alex McCloy – encouraging and arranging for bee keeping locations in the town.
Charlie Barr – arranging trips for young people as part of the work of the Youth & Community Centre.
Nigel Pasby – building a bandstand on the Croft.
The runner-up in the junior competition was:
Fred Doherty – improving the appearance of Hungerford and promoting it as an antiques centre.