Eloise has top design for Burton Latimer Pocket Park sign

Local young artist Eloise Capes (10) with her winning design
Local young artist Eloise Capes (10) with her winning design

A young artist has seen her work unveiled on a new sign welcoming visitors to a pocket park.

Eloise Capes, 10, saw her winning design installed at the entrance to Burton Latimer Pocket Park at its official unveiling on Monday.

She was joined by Cllr Ruth Groome in her final engagement as town mayor, deputy mayor John Currall and pocket park committee member John Lowery.

It came after the pocket park committee decided that a new sign was needed so they ran a competition with the two primary schools in the town, Meadowside and St Mary’s.

They were asked to base their designs on what the park means to them. There were about 30 entries, but Eloise from St Mary’s came out triumphant with her design featuring one of her favourite bridges from the park and fishes to represent the river.

The main prize was to see her design made into a sign but she also got some gift tokens.