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CROPS Entrance Sign Design Voted As Favourite For Ridgeway Farm Development July 2020

Thanks to everyone that voted for their favourite design for the new entrance sign at Ridgeway Farm - I was really pleased with the feedback and comments and am delighted that the most popular design is CROPS.

This sketch design will be worked up now for planning consent and into working drawings ready hopefully for forging in the Autumn.  I am looking forward to getting stuck into this and will post regular updates on my Instagram page of work in progress https://www.instagram.com/melissacole001

Here is a mock-up sketch of how it could look from the road approaching from Purton


I will be next on site delivering free hand illustrated nature trail maps for residents - let me know if you would like a copy by email or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melissa.cole.71619

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Thursday 9th April 2020 from 1.45 - 4pm Easter Holiday - Free Workshop.
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Bookings are being taken for up to 10 parent/grandparent/guardian and child places(age up to 16 need to bring an adult with them!) 

Art and photography students and amateurs welcome to bring their own cameras and learn from Iain. www.wildlifewonder.co.uk

Please share with friends that might be interested! Want to know more? Please message me melissa@me…

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