THE winners of a drawing competition have been announced.

Three Romsey schoolchildren have collected their prizes after winning a drawing competition on what the south of Romsey’s town centre could look like.

The contest was launched as part of the Romsey Future partnership’s project which aims to create a masterplan for the area that includes Crosfield Hall and the bus station.

Entrants from as young as three-years-old pitted their talents against anyone up to the age of ten by drawing what they would like to see in the area.

A range of designs were received and voted on at a Romsey Future event held in Abbotswood this month.

All three winners were pupils at Romsey Abbey Church of England Primary School and they were presented with vouchers from Roundabout Toy Shop in Romsey.

Cllr Nick Adams-King, chair of the Romsey Future partnership joined head teacher Julie-Anne Palfrey and chair of governors at the school Liz Wagner, to present the vouchers to the winning pupils.

In first place was six-year-old pupil Annabel Blencowe who produced a drawing of a bright blue splash park. Second was Toby Davies, ten, who designed a velodrome, football park and miniature railway. In third place was a design including a boat on the River Test alongside Romsey Abbey from five-year-old Hadleigh Auger.

Cllr Adams-King said: “It is brilliant to have had input from the next generation in Romsey. We wanted to have as many people involved as possible and this drawing contest has done just that.

“All ideas have been welcomed no matter what age group it comes from.”