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Queen Caroline Residents show off photography skills

Posted on 29 September 2016

Residents of Queen Caroline recently had their photographs of the estate displayed as part of an exhibition and competition run by Groundwork London.

Once the photographs were on display in the community centre, local community members were invited to vote for their favourites across the three categories: ‘People’, ‘Place’ and ‘Environment’.

All the submitted entries will remain on dispay in the Queen Caroline Community Centre.

Congratulations to the winners, whose photographs can be seen here.

Shirley Cupit, Chair of Queen Caroline Estate TRA, said: “It’s been fantastic to have this photography competition that recognises so many different things that we love about our estate. Residents have put in some beautiful entries and it’s really hard to choose which to vote for!”

Ayesha, Adult Winner of the ‘Places’ Category, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the photo competition because it was something that has not been done before within our estate. It provided myself and others an opportunity to get in touch with our creative side, whilst also encouraging us to notice and appreciate the positive and aesthetically-pleasing changes that have been recently made. The Life+ project has made me realise just how much difference greenery makes in the overall appearance of a place as well as the positive impact on the environment. It has also shown me that we all can contribute towards these small changes to help make our local area a cleaner, safer and more beautiful community to live in.”

Residents were also asked about what they value on the estate, and how this can be protected in the future. Their answers will feed into a Climate Change Adaptation Plan, which is being written as part of the Climate Proofing Housing Landscapes project.