New Children’s playground signs in Littleton and Harestock

Two playground signs designed by local children in Winchester were unveiled at Harestock Playground in Bradley Road on Wednesday the 3rd of October.

Niamh Gregory (aged 11 at the time of the competition) who was the winner and Bethany Alexander (who was 5 ) and was the runner up, entered a competition that was organised by Littleton and Harestock Parish Council in conjunction with the Littleton and Harestock Show. Entrants were asked to design a poster to encourage children to take care of the playgrounds and both girls created lovely playground scenes with beautiful bright colours.

Their original art work was scaled up to create two very striking and colourful permanent signs, which have been placed in both the Harestock and Littleton Playgrounds. The signs are an instructive and fun way to communicate a useful message to other children who use the playgrounds.

Members of the Parish Council, Niamh and Bethany and their parents gathered at the playground last Wednesday. Hilary Saunders from the Parish Council congratulated them both on their success and thanked them for taking part in the community event. They both received certificates featuring photographs of their designs as well as a “goody bag” or artist’s materials to encourage them to continue with their artistic endeavours.

Welcome to Lisa Fielding, Parish Clerk

Christopher Tee has now retired as Littleton and Harestock Parish Clerk after 7 years of sterling work supporting the Parish Council. He retired on the 28th September following a presentation and reception to which all his friends, dog walkers, playgroup children and councillors came to wish him farewell and good wishes for his retirement.

The new clerk, Lisa Fielding, was recruited in early September and is a resident of Littleton. Her early career was in Software Engineering with Philips Semiconductors, where she progressed to Project Management and subsequently Line Management. More recently she has been a Development Manager for Springboard Employment and Training Group, and a committee member of the Littleton and Harestock Show. The Parish Office will be open 9-12:30 Monday to Fridays if you would like to meet her or have any matters you’d like to discuss.