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Artwork welcoming Visitors to Kirkby Town Centre unveiled

by Jonathan Kearney

Primary school children in Kirkby have contributed to a special piece of artwork welcoming visitors to the Town Centre.

The children’s colourful and creative designs have recently been unveiled at a key gateway to the Town Centre on Telegraph Way.

In March, primary school children in Kirkby were invited to design “Welcome to Kirkby Town Centre” posters to celebrate the arrival of the new town centre retail development.

Over 500 brilliant designs were submitted, with pupils from Westvale Primary School, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, Kirkby Church of England Primary School, Millbrook Primary School, St Laurence’s Catholic Primary School, St Marie’s Catholic Primary School, and St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School all taking part.

All of the designs can be viewed on the Council’s flickr page.

Kirkby Town Centre is now experiencing an increase in visitors and the boost to the area is expected to continue thanks to the enhanced retail offer being delivered alongside plans for a new cinema and food and drink outlets.

Councillor Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “The new artwork looks fantastic.  I’m sure that the local school children will be really proud to see their creations incorporated into such a prominent piece of artwork.  A lot of people will be seeing the artwork on their way into the Town Centre and I’m sure it will bring smiles to their faces.”

Councillor Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “All of the children who took part in the poster activity did such a wonderful job.  Their designs are vibrant, inviting, and creative.  The children’s artwork provides a fantastic welcome for people visiting Kirkby Town Centre.”