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Retford: Bassetlaw Council are so taken with Holly’s design skills

Competition winner Holly Smith (nine, left) with runners-up  Phoebe Jackson (10), Sky Fountain (nine), Daniel Preston (nine) and Damon Gregory (nine)

Competition winner Holly Smith (nine, left) with runners-up Phoebe Jackson (10), Sky Fountain (nine), Daniel Preston (nine) and Damon Gregory (nine)

Children from Thrumpton Primary School in Retford have provided the inspiration for the front cover of this year’s Council Tax booklet from Bassetlaw Council.

As part of a competition involving year groups 3 to 6, pupils were asked to design a picture that depicts the services that Bassetlaw District Council provide.

And nine-year-old Holly Smith’s interpretation was picked out to be used on the front cover of this year’s booklet.

Coun Sylvia May, cabinet member for customer and support services said: “There were some fantastic submissions from the pupils of Thrumpton who did a great job and we somehow managed to narrow it down to a final five.”

“Congratulations to all the winners who received some ‘Love to Shop’ vouchers, especially Holly, whose design will be seen by thousands of Bassetlaw residents on the front cover of the booklet.”

Head Teacher of Thrumpton Primary School, Catherine Thornton, added: “As an international school, one of our priorities is being a big part of the local community and making our learning relevant to this.”

“So, as part of the competition we spoke about our place in the community and the role of the council.

The entries were fantastic and the children really grasped these ideas and produced some excellent work.”

The 2014/15 Council Tax booklet will be available online from 17th March and provides information such as what Council Tax is and how it is distributed by the council; how it is spent by each authority; he different ways you can pay your Council Tax; how your Council Tax is set and information on banding and what you will pay for the next financial year.

Hard copies can also be requested by contacting customer services on 01909 533533.

 

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