Monday, 24 September 2018

Pair make redesign shortlist

TWO people have been shortlisted in a competition to redesign a roundabout in Henley.

TWO people have been shortlisted in a competition to redesign a roundabout in Henley.

Paul Terroni and Rosemary Brookes will present their designs to a panel of judges at the town hall on Thursday before the winner is chosen.

Henley in Bloom launched the competition in December in partnership with Ana Mari Bull, a garden designer from Shiplake.

The winner’s design will be used to transform the Reading Road roundabout near Tesco with a new sculpture and garden up to the value of £10,000.

The idea is to create a vibrant welcome to the town from Shiplake and Reading and represent Henley’s “healthy” personality.



The judges are Mrs Bull, Henley in Bloom chairwoman Kellie Hinton, Miles Watson-Smyth, of Windowflowers, and the town council’s parks manager Gareth Bartle.

Councillor Hinton said: “We had some fantastic entries and it was really hard to judge. We met up on a couple of occasions to come up with the shortlist.

“We had a mixture of entries from amateurs and professional designers. Each concept and the way each person approached it was really inspired.”

The roundabout, which is sponsored by the Henley Standard, is 15m in diameter. It is hoped the makeover will be carried out in the spring and be funded by sponsorship.

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