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Chance to name town’s top feature
12:00pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Local
In tune: The imaginitive transformation of the historic Piano Building into The Academy at Weavers Wharf is likely to be a contender.
THERE is just one week left for nominations in a competition to highlight Kidderminster features that have made a positive contribution to the town in the last 10 years.
Kidderminster Civic Society is marking its 20th anniversary this year with the special competition.
A good response from the public has already brought some interesting candidates but the organisers want more.
The public can name buildings or other “architectural concepts” that have had a positive impact on Kidderminster since 2003 and the final list will be judged next month.
The judging panel will comprise former Wyre Forest MP Dr Richard Taylor, Bewdley author Heather Flack and Shuttle editor Clive Joyce.
They will be judging on a range of criteria including promoting high standards in planning and architecture and preserving, developing and improving features of historic or public interest.
The award of a certificate to the owners of the winning feature will be presented at the society’s anual meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 30.
All those nominating the eventual winner will have their names put into a draw and the first one out of the hat will receive a signed copy of “A History of Kidderminster” by Wyre Forest author Nigel Gilbert.
Closing date for entries is February 28 and nominations should be sent to chairman Nick Hughes at Painters Solicitors, 29 Church Street, Kidderminster or to Civic Society Competition, Kidderminster Shuttle, 6 Tower Buildings, Blackwell Street, Kidderminster DY10 2DY.