Postcards from the Future
We're making plans for the next 20 years and want to know how places in North Northamptonshire could change for the better.
As part of its Issues consultation the Joint Planning Committee wanted to prompt discussion about how the area should develop over the next 20 years.Young people were asked to design a postcard to themselves from 20 years into the future, drawing and writing about how their local places and way of life had changed.
After receiving dozens of entries from across North Northamptonshire, the best ones were shortlisted and then judged by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Planning Committee. All of the final six were pupils at the Ferrers Specialist Arts College in Higham Ferrers
First prize went to Georgina Kenton, who wrote about Rushden train station being re-opened and climate change leading to animals such as elephants being re-introduced!Georgina’s drawing also showed a Rushden University.She won a £50 national book token.
There were two Runners up – Ellen Boucher and Ellie Nelson-Coles who each won £20 Odeon gift vouchers, both writing about the uses of new technology and the effects of global warming.
Also Commended for their entries were Hannah Neal, Elizabeth Wakefield and Lucy Elliott.