14 August 2018
New and existing residents in the NG3 area are invited to a celebration event at the new development of homes for local people on the former Morley School site on Saturday 18 August.
The event, hosted by Nottingham City Homes, will celebrate the completion of the build and the new residents who are moving into the area. It will also act as an introduction event so that new and existing NG3 residents can meet up and start to get to know one another.
There’ll be a free barbecue courtesy of local councillors and served by the City of Nottingham Scouts, a Beatfeet drumming workshop, exciting science from Ignite Science, lots of sporting activities and a DJ playing tunes throughout the day. Visitors will also be able to have their say on the proposed Garden Wall Art on Woodland Gardens, and there’ll be information and advice from Nottingham City Homes and Metropolitan, as well as the chance to take a walk down memory lane with local historian Ana Souto.
The Morley School site is part of the wider Building a Better Nottingham programme, and comprises 33 houses and six bungalows and was the first social housing site in the UK to be awarded Considerate Constructors Ultrasite status. It was completed in autumn last year. Philippa McKenna, NCH Senior Development Manager, led on the project and says, “It’s wonderful to see these new bungalows and family homes transforming the local area. The new residents are enjoying high quality new homes which have been carefully designed to meet their needs now and in the future.”
Resident Julia, who moved to her new home earlier this year, said, “I was living in a private rented place before, and it was too small for me and my two children. This is perfect now – it’s clean and bright, and the garden is fantastic for the little ones.”
Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing and Heritage at Nottingham City Council, said: “Our Build a Better Nottingham programme is transforming Nottingham’s neighbourhoods, by removing properties and regenerating sites which are no longer fit for purpose and replacing them with new, sustainable homes and creating communities where people want to live and work.
Nick Murphy, Chief Executive at Nottingham City Homes said: “ We’re looking forward to celebrating in NG3 and welcoming our new residents to the area. I’d encourage all of our NG3 residents to come along and get involved – it’s a great chance to meet new people and have a say about what’s going on in the community.”