AN OTLEY care home’s corridors are sporting colourful new looks - thanks to help from the residents.

Anchor’s Teal Beck House has spent weeks painting corridors and installing 3D artwork, with the help of professional artists and volunteers from Otley Courthouse. The work was based on three designs created by staff and residents at the home teaming up, and the results were judged on Saturday, August 3.

The winning design was by Team Leader Jayne Christie, Rachel Gibson and their team for Market Place, inspired by Otley Market. The other two designs were entitled Chevin and River Wharfe.

Town Mayor Peter Jackson and his deputy Sylvia Thomson, along with Otley Chamber of Trade President Keeley Kerr, joined three residents to form the judging panel for the competition.

Resident judge Margaret Kendall, 89, who has lived at Tealbeck House for 18 months, said: “The corridors all have excellent displays but I liked the Market Place because it is very colourful, and it brought back memories.”

Mr Jackson said: “I thoroughly enjoyed judging the designs, so much thought has gone into them..

“I liked the detail and the thought behind the winning design, especially the fruit stall, and enjoyed meeting the residents and staff .”

Delighted with her team’s win, Jayne said: “We wanted the design to be interactive so residents can touch, feel and smell it as you do in a market place. I wanted to make it as 3D as possible so that it looked life-like.

“We asked the residents on the corridor for their opinion on what flowers and fruit to include as this is their home. I’m pleased with how it looks.”