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Mural work leads to society award

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 16, 2012

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COVERING up an eyesore site with a mural has led to a community award for a Tewkesbury-based housing provider.

Severn Vale Housing Society has won the best community-based activity in the annual Gloucestershire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly awards.

It follows the painting of a colourful mural on a hoarding around the former Northway Youth and Community Centre site. Forty-eight children and adults created the art work over four days last year to brighten up the area.

Louise Forey, the society's community development officer, said: "This project has been fantastic for showing how local people who take real pride in their community are keen to protect the work they do.

"Since the project, the mural has stayed graffiti-free and local groups are asking if it can be relocated to another part of Northway once the hoarding is taken down."

The former youth centre, in Northway Lane, Northway, was demolished earlier this year. Severn Vale hopes to build houses on the site.

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  • jpman  |  November 22 2012, 10:30PM

    severn vale housing society- im a severn vale customer the area and fences and there condition were part of a complaint that went to the second stage within severn vale i wont name names but in the end i was told it just wasnt important some things just wernt done others were done after a lot of dragging feet and the things that were done were done so poorly i could have done better myself and on top of all that the leaseholders charges have almost doubled to be honest ive lost all faith in severn vale i think a lot of ppl wish TBC had never given up there housing stock

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  • Severn Vale Housing Society Ltd  |  November 19 2012, 12:56PM

    jpman - please contact Severn Vale Housing on 01684 272727 and we'd be happy to discuss your concerns in this area.

  • jpman  |  November 16 2012, 6:25PM

    pitty severn vale couldnt have used our money to fix some of the old fences in the area rather than paint one that was just to hide an isore that isnt there anymore whats the point of making something short term look pretty when there letting long term things look like the bronx,