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Stocksbridge residents set to get picture perfect

13 April 2015
The exterior of the Newton Grange development in Stocksbridge, Sheffield.

Stocksbridge residents are invited to take a shot at a local photo competition thanks to a partnership between Sanctuary Group and Keepmoat.

The leading housing and care provider and its contractor Keepmoat are offering local residents the chance to have their pictures featured in an inspiring exhibition and later displayed in Newton Grange, Stocksbridge’s new retirement development. Meadowhall shopping vouchers worth £80 are also up for grabs.

Entrants are being asked to take photographs of Stocksbridge and the surrounding area and enter them into one of four competition categories - Best Original Landscape or Garden, Best Black and White Historic Photograph, Best Industrial Photograph and Best Townscape or Building Photograph. There can be four entries per person in any category.

The competition comes as part of Sanctuary’s commitment to supporting the communities in which it’s building new homes.

The Group is nearing completion on 55 apartments at Manchester Road for the town’s older residents. Newton Grange, a £5.5 million development which has been part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, is providing a mix of one and two bedroom apartments for general rent which are available to residents over the age of 55.

The closing date for the competition is Monday 11 May and photos sent must be of sufficient quality to be enlarged to 15” x 10”.

Following the competition, all suitable photographs will be showcased in an exhibition at The Venue in Stocksbridge during the summer and then placed on display at Newton Grange.

Rob Harbourne, development manager for Sanctuary, said: “We are committed to supporting projects like this which benefit our residents and the local community. Stocksbridge is a beautiful town and I’m sure residents will embrace the opportunity to capture some inspiring pictures which will take pride of place in Newton Grange long into the future.”

Nathan Brough, regional director from Keepmoat, added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Sanctuary to bring these new homes to Stocksbridge, and it’s great that the local community is able to get involved in this way. We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s entries.”

To enter the competition, please submit your photo along with full contact details and the category you wish to enter, to:

For any queries please call 0800 131 3348 and ask to speak to the Shiregreen Neighbourhoods Team.