Ipswich Court communal area receives a make-over
Tenants of Ipswich Court, Bury St Edmunds, are delighted with the newly landscaped communal area. As part of the work, the overgrown vegetation has been cleared and a new pathway, paving and turf laid to improve the appearance of the area. A new bin store is also now available for tenant use.
The NIP, made up of Havebury tenants and independent representatives, agreed to fund the £18,000 project following feedback from tenants during the recent Community Impact Day.
Chris Allen, Chair of the NIP, explained: “The aim of the Neighbourhood Investment Panel is to assist and help communal areas to be used to the fullest degree. We were very pleased to allocate funding to this project and it is an excellent example of how this money can be used to help improve the appearance of a neighbourhood and encourage community pride.
“These projects can make a very positive difference to the lives of our tenants and we welcome involvement from any individuals or groups looking to make either physical or social improvements in their neighbourhood.”
Moumina Khan, of Ipswich Court, raised her concerns about the tidiness of the communal areas at the Community Impact Day. She said: “I’m really pleased with the work that’s been done to the communal area in our back garden. It looks fantastic and they have done such a good job.”
For anyone wishing to make a grant application, there is a dedicated team who can offer guidance and support throughout the application process. For further information contact the Communities Team on 0300 3300 900.
Havebury, which has offices in Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds, is dedicated to serving both the existing and future housing needs of people in West Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire. A charity and not-for-profit association, it currently manages 6,000 homes. For more information about Havebury Housing Partnership, please call 0300 3300 900 or visit www.havebury.com
The garden at Ipswich Court before...