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Dover Court kids win award for painting their estate

PUBLISHED: 14:18 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:18 14 August 2017

Left to right, young artists Katie, Billy and Holly Harknett with the competition-winning painted hoardings at Dover Court.

Left to right, young artists Katie, Billy and Holly Harknett with the competition-winning painted hoardings at Dover Court.

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Youngsters armed with paintbrushes and rollers got creative by painting the hoardings covering their Canonbury estate.

Developer Lovell is carrying out major redevelopments to Dover Court and the estate is covered in construction boards. So the firm invited 20 kids to bring them to life by giving them a lick of paint. What they didn’t expect was their work to be chosen as one of 11 winners in a national hoarding competition with 70 entrants.

Lovell resident liaison officer Alexandra Robins says: “We loved the children’s designs – as did the competition judges – and we’re delighted they were chosen as winners.”

The children who painted the Dover Court hoardings were given medals, certificates and goody bags as well as a trophy and celebratory banner.

Lovell is carrying out a £21.8 million regeneration programme for Islington Council, building 70 energy-efficient homes, 51 of which will be for social rent.


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