Posted on: March 31st 2015   •    Posted in: Community, Development

£10,000 improvement impresses Havebury residents in Haverhill

Havebury Housing Partnership has injected £10,930 to improve the communal space at Parsonage Gardens in Haverhill. The area required significant changes following complaints of the area becoming run down and neglected.

The communal garden had little drying facilities, no pathways and some of the grounds had become overgrown.

After inspections and resident consultations, the consensus as that there should be a communal area that was not only useful but nice to look at. Havebury, working alongside its Grounds Maintenance Contractor, Ground Control, managed to successfully complete the project within a week during March.

The area now consists of many different attractive features such as a raised planting area with seating, new rotary lines and pathways that tenants can use to access the area safely.

One resident said “The area is beautiful now, the hedge has been cut back and having the pathways makes such a difference.”

Alan Earle, Neighbourhood Ranger at Havebury, who led the project, also shared his delight of the impact that the project had made. Alan said; “This project has made such a difference to the appearance of the area whilst making it more useful.”

Philip Sullivan, Director of Operations at Havebury added; “Projects like this help to improve both the appearance and use of open spaces for local residents. We’re really pleased with the positive feedback we’ve received.”

Havebury’s Neighbourhood Investment Panel has helped 38 projects through grants totalling £189,853 since April 2014.
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