23 June 2016

Pool Dog Walking Poster in-situSince designing the Winnie the Pooh inspired interpretation maps for Pool Riverside Park the area has become a very popular walking route for many local residents, including those wishing to walk their dogs. Unfortunately some of these people have been inconsiderate in cleaning up after their dogs; therefore we were called in to come up with a solution to this ‘pooey problem’.

2 of 9 different children's designsWe have designed nine brightly coloured, and easy to spot, posters in total. Each one features a child’s drawing of someone walking their dog, all completed by local schoolchildren, give or take a few drawings of dogs! All are A3 size and printed on Dibond with an anti-scuff lamination.

To see more posters click on the Pool Riverside Park Interpretation Maps icon on the Projects page and scroll half way down.


15 June 2015

Pool-Riverside-Park-9The Official Opening Day of Pool Riverside Park by Councillor Barry Anderson – Sunday 14 June 2015 – with Pool’s King and Queen, Greg Mulholland MP, with Richard Parker and John Porter of the RGMC (the park’s management committee) and artist Karen van de Bospoort. Also attending were all the other members of the RGMC and Councillor Caroline Anderson.

Thanks to all who contributed, including all the children from Pool C of E School, to make this such a great community project!


9 June 2014

Watch the ITV News report on ‘Banners Over Pool’

First banner goes up On a grey drizzly morning the banners are installed along the Tour de France route in Pool in Wharfedale. Even through the rain they look fantastic and stand out wonderfully against the tree-lined roads of Pool as well as the stone built buildings that Yorkshire is so famous for!

Watching a banner going upThe next morning, ITV Calendar News visited to finish the ongoing report they were completing for the three stages of banner production. 1 – The children’s art sessions, 2 – The coach trip to view the banners being printed, and finally, 3 – Installation of the banners.

Proud Mr P!The children were very excited, (and not only to be able to miss school for a while), but to be interviewed on TV and talk about what the project meant for them personally. Every child had already been around the village after school the previous day, parents in tow, to find their own banners, and were now chatting excitedly with each other about where their own was located.

A banner on a tree-line road We really must thank ITV for the wonderful report they put together confirming one of the main reasons for starting this project in the first place – to generate excitement throughout the whole village in a community project that will leave a lasting legacy for all.

Banner in the trees One child’s response brought a tear to my eye as I watched the TV report that teatime at home. “How does it feel to see your banner displayed through your own village?”

“I feel famous!”