Students from local schools have designed new banners to promote the new Whitnash Civic Centre and Library.
The new £2.2 million community hub is expected to be completed by summer 2021 and will include a multi-use sports hall, library, community café, meeting room and offices for the Town Council.
Work started on site in October and the project is being led by Whitnash Town Council and built by Deeley Construction.
The scheme is being funded through a £1million grant and further contributions of £900k from Warwick District Council, a £150k Sport England grant with the library receiving £154k from Warwickshire Country Council.
To engage young members of the community in the project, Mayor of Whitnash Cllr Adrian Barton invited local schools to take part in an art competition to design the banners.
The winning drawings have been made into large banners and are on display fencing at the new build at Acre Close for everyone to see.
Christina Herbert from St Joseph’s School, Florence Hurst from Whitnash Primary School and Theo S from Briar Hill School were named the winners.
A fourth banner has also been placed which is a collage of some of the other stunning entries received.
The three winners were presented with book tokens by Cllr Barton. The High Sheriff, Joe Greenwell, was in attendance along with Andy Bodily from Deeley Construction. There were also cash prizes for each school for their winning entry.
Prize money was donated by Linleigh Electricial, book tokens by Whitnash Town Council and the banners sponsored by Whitnash Fun Day.
Cllr Barton said: “We received wonderful pictures and the judges had a really difficult task choosing a winner. Thank you and well done to everyone who participated.”
Andy Bodily, contracts manager at Deeley Construction, added: “It’s fantastic to see young people from the community taking a keen interest in the project and the banners look brilliant.
“We look forward to welcoming the community to the new centre when it is completed.”