Afternoon of fun marks Wellingborough flats’ transformation

Sue Wordingham, Debbie Fleeton, Wendy Randall, Andrew Scarborough, Elizabeth Coombe, Jo Savage and Kathy Fensome
Sue Wordingham, Debbie Fleeton, Wendy Randall, Andrew Scarborough, Elizabeth Coombe, Jo Savage and Kathy Fensome

Queensway residents were treated to a free afternoon of fun to celebrate the completion of a £5.2m regeneration project to improve their homes.

Wellingborough Homes has carried out refurbishment works to Sylvanus House and Diana House in Queensway, which were first developed in the 1960s.

The project, which was completed in May, has given the scheme a new lease of life and provided 70 modern apartments across the two blocks.

The regenerated homes, consisting of 62 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom apartments, are now energy-efficient and benefiting from a much improved environment, featuring new landscaping, greenery, footpaths and car parking.

More than 100 residents attended a celebratory event hosted by the housing provider on Saturday, August 1.

Northamptonshire county councillor Elizabeth Coombe, Wellingborough councillor Andrew Scarborough and representatives from the facilities management social enterprise company, Wellingborough Norse, joined residents for an afternoon of fun. Community involvement officer for Wellingborough Homes Gemma Ager said: “Everyone had a great day enjoying the barbecue and bouncy castle.

“I think our residents also really benefited from the opportunity to get to know each other and support their local community by coming together to celebrate the scheme.

“It was good to speak to residents in an informal environment, giving them the chance to chat over any issues or ideas they have with us.

“If residents of other Wellingborough Homes’ schemes would like to have a similar event we’d encourage them to get in touch.”

Residents interested in organising a similar event can contact the Community Involvement team on 01933 231392 or email community.involvement@whomes.org.