The Whitchurch Bollards Project Hampshire - a winning idea waiting to happen

NEWS

As the Project Develops NEWS will be posted here.
Latest is HERE

The Whitchurch Bollards was submitted as an Arts Project for the Town in 2007 as part of the Town Centre Improvements Programme. The organisers, the Town Centre Improvements Steering Group displayed entries and also held workshops to encourage entries.

In May 2009 The Whitchurch Bollards Project submitted by local resident John Buckley was selected as the Town's Community Art Project. It had been hoped that the project could commence in in time for the Summer of 2009 but due to adminstrative mattesr this was rescheduled to 2010

A call has been made for proposals from individuals, community groups and businesses.

The first decorations are taking place in the Spring of 2010 and will continue throughout 2010. There are around 40 bollards that could be decorated, 20 of them within the centre of the Town.

Fantastic News... The Green Light has been given.
At a small gathering in the White Hart, Whitchurch Association Chairperson Harriet Titcomb and Project Designer, local resident John Buckley, signed the agreement that will release the SEEDA funding for the Project. This was then formally announced at the Whitchurch Arts gathering to much excitement.
(report of their meeting is HERE)

Ideas are now being sought - from ANYONE.
An introductory leaflet on the Project is now available to download...

Download Bollards Leaflet

Let those ideas flow....

NEWS

2nd March 2010

The first design ideas were presented to the full Whitchurch Town Council on Monday 1st March and were approved.
Detailed drawings of the three designs featuring local events/activities are now being drawn up, while two further bollards are being worked on for sponsorship.
Further bollards are to be designed
throughout the year.

PAINTING NEWS

April 2010

Today testing was carried out by artist Liam on one of the bollards to check materials and lacquers.

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These will be left to weather for a few days before selecting the best paints.
Liam is a young artist who is starting out on a career in street art and who has already decorated a number of subways. He has been recommended by Hampshire County Council and in early March met the full Town Council.
You can contact Liam through this website.
HERE

FIRST FULL TEST BOLLARDS
COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY
11th JUNE 2010
With the World Cup starting what a great way to introduce the first full tests - bollards decorated in England World Cup colours.
Two rusty bollards on the old library site in Bell Street have been transformed!
Place Cursor on bollard below to see the transformation!

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If anyone would like to submit a design or to sponsor a bollard to promote their business or activity, please be in touch.
HERE

MEANWHILE
OUTSIDE THE WHITE HART
A WHAT WAS THIS?!

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Discussions on Facebook!
HERE

AND SEE THE RESULT on the
OFFICIAL TOWN WEBSITE!

LAUNCH
Thursday July 29th

The White Hart Hotel held the official launch and baptism of the first completed decorated bollards on Thursday July 29th

The White Hart Hotel has sponsored the first two to be completed, and there was a walkabout and a small ceremony to officially wet the head of these, as well as officially mark the commencement of the project's decorations.

It was a fantastic evening - overwhelming in fact.

See the Report on the official
Whitchurch Town Website
HERE


TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES FURTHER DESIGNS

6th SEPTEMBER 2010

Visit the Town centre and
"Watch the Bollards"!

20th SEPTEMBER 2010
A couple more bollards have appeared and we now have a gallery.

8th OCTOBER 2010
The town has two more belisha beacons!
See the Report

...and this page now badly needs redesigning!!!
Who's idea was all that space on the left and this silly narrow column?

CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Through November m
ore bollards have appeared. Including a Christmas bollard just in time for the light's switch on - Wednesday 1st December outside the Town Hall at 6.00pm
See here

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And the first ever Campaign Bollard supporting faster Broadband for the town!below:
Bollard with Sir George Young MP, Leader of the House of Commons

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2011

With better weather on the horizon, and hopefully the worst of the winter over, painting can recommence.
The first of 2011 has sprouted its colours - a Mayoral Bollard, proudly overseeing the Town's Square, while guarding the Town Hall!
See the report HERE:

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Anyone got a name for the chap above?

...and before that the web designer still has to sort all that white space out on the left of this page!

Summer 2011
Several more have now been added to the Street scene - two businesses having sponsored bollards -
the Bell Inn and the Whitchurch Barbers were added in June.

In July an 80 year old lady's design for the Kingfisher Day Centre has been completed

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See the story

HERE

Autumn 2011
An incredible response at the Primary School saw over 300 designs being submitted!
many of these were displayed at the Whitchurch Arts Exhibition in the Gill Nethercott Centre.
see the story here:

LOCAL CHILDREN CREATE
300 MORE DESIGNS

INCREDIBLE
 

2012
Mayor launches a Competition
Design a Bollard


June 2012

One year on Liam Lyster is remembered.

A Friend is Celebrated


July 2012

Olympic Bollards are launched by the Mayor

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TEMPLATE AVAILABLE

A TEMPLATE is now available
for anyone to download to use
for creating their own designs.
DOWNLOAD HERE:
BOLLARD TEMPLATE

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