Southport Residents Invited to Have Their Say On Community Centre Mural Project

Southport residents are being invited to have their say on the progress of a project to give a well-known local community building an artistic new look.

Sefton CVS is holding a further consultation event on its plans to create a giant mural at its Southport Community Centre hub on Norwood Road at 5pm on Thursday 17th November.

CVS has submitted an application to the National Lottery’s Celebrate fund to pay for

the mural on the entrance wall of the building, and commissioned celebrated Southport street artists Neil Morris and Keith Lack to create the design on the basis of residents’ ideas.

Following an initial consultation event in August the artists have produced some visuals in line with local people’s suggestions, and these will be discussed at this week’s event at which other mural ideas will also be developed.

Eventually all the visuals will be submitted to the Parish Church Council of St Simons & St Judes, the custodians of the building, who will select a shortlist. Members of the public will then be able to vote and choose their favourite.

Southport Community Centre Manager, Philip Blocksidge, commented: “The aim of this project is to give our building its own individual identity and some real visual impact, and we wanted local people to play a big part in the creative process.

“Thanks to their input and imagination, we’ve already got some great ideas for the design, and no doubt even more good suggestions will come out of this week’s meeting.

“Then it will be a case of selecting the winning idea and progressing to the really exciting part of the project, which will be seeing our building transformed,” added Mr Blocksidge.

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For more details about the consultation ring Southport Community Centre on 01704 517 810. Anyone unable to attend can call into the centre at any time during office hours to see the mural ideas and complete a feedback form.

Southport Community Centre is located on Norwood Road, close to the junction with Sussex Road and Peel Street.