New Corby estate launches residents’ group

From left, David Lean, Cllr Rob McKellar, Sarah Ward, Claire Nicholson and Cllr Stan Heggs who have helped launch a new residents' association for Priors Hall Park

From left, David Lean, Cllr Rob McKellar, Sarah Ward, Claire Nicholson and Cllr Stan Heggs who have helped launch a new residents' association for Priors Hall Park

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Residents of Priors Hall Park development in Corby have formed the area’s first neighbourhood association.

A public meeting was held on Saturday (July 21) at Corby Business Academy, attended by 25 residents and borough councillors Rob McKellar and Stan Heggs.

Funded by Corby Council, the association will allow people who live in Priors Hall Park to have a say in the provision of amenities and leisure facilities for the area, as well as environmental matters and its future development.

Priors Hall now has 126 occupied houses and is expected to increase in size to around 5,000 properties in the next five years.

Plans are in the pipeline for a primary school, a combined art gallery and heritage centre and an impressive amphitheatre centrepiece, as well as a local shopping precinct and play parks.

Councillor for Priors Hall, Rob McKellar, said, “The new neighbourhood association will add to the fabulous community spirit that is already thriving here.”

The date of the group’s first annual general meeting will be announced shortly.