A DINOSAUR theme park, an airport and an army base have all graced the latest designs for Ilminster’s future in a competition by some of the town’s pupils.

The colourful creations were submitted as part of 224 entries from Greenfylde First School in response to the Ilminster Neighbourhood Plan Schools logo competition.

The most popular vision was for a park, followed by a swimming pool with a cafe, homes and a church.

Five judges spent several hours deliberating on the final selection for each category and certificates were presented to the children.

The judges were creative consultant Allan Nutbrown, 12-year-old pupil Archie Ginbey, ex-Ilminster mayor Julie Fowler, designer Lizzie Gibney, and neighbourhood plan group member Henrietta Van den Bergh.

Stuart Shepherd, chairman of the Ilminster Neighbourhood Plan Development Group, said: “I am delighted by the selection of the winning logo, which we will gladly adopt as the Ilminster Neighbourhood Plan logo for use on our printed materials and digital media.

“I thank the teachers for embracing the schools logo competition and the children for taking part, and producing such a varied selection of entries.”

Henrietta added: “Olivia’s winning image was chosen as it has everything the judges were looking for to create a successful logo.

“It has a strong sense of design, excellent drawing and use of colour, creating a striking, cheerful, positive logo.”

Ilminster Town Council is in the first stages of producing its Ilminster Neighbourhood Plan.

Under the Localism Act 2012, it allows Ilminster’s people to have their say, providing a community approach to the town's future growth.

In the following months there will be events, including design workshops, for the people of Ilminster to voice their ideas and test emerging policies.

Current activities include an online ‘Survey No 1’, where you can express thoughts on the provision of homes and jobs that Ilminster needs, which closes on July 31.

To find out more, visit www.ilminster.gov.uk/neighbourhood-plan.