Pupils from Pontefract help residents to celebrate their new look estate

Published 25 October 2017

Year 6 pupils from Half Penny Lane School in Pontefract have helped complete the green space at The Avenues in Pontefract by planting bulbs and shrubs to make the space look as bright as possible in the coming months. The space was then presented to the residents of The Avenues by employees from WDH.

This celebration event marks the completion of extensive environmental works at The Avenues in Pontefract by WDH’s in-house HomeBuilder Team. The works have provided residents with off street parking, new boundary walls, fencing and gates. The scheme has also made more space on the estate and created two new green spaces for local residents to enjoy.

The project which is the first of its kind for WDH’s HomeBuilder Team has received great feedback from residents in the 11 months since it began with residents praising friendly and helpful employees.

Mrs Parkinson, a resident on Love Lane, said: “The experience from start to finish has been excellent. We were kept well informed all the way through. Our garden has been transformed, it is absolutely lovely and our great grandchildren will love playing here in the summer. We are over the moon.  The rest of the scheme looks marvellous and it will be nice to see families with young children enjoying it once the warmer weather arrives.”

The project has not only delivered great results for residents the events that have been held by the team working on site have really helped to bring this community together. The site team have worked closely with Half Penny Lane School throughout the works to promote site safety and the importance of looking after where you live.

Alan Poxon, Senior Project Officer, said: “This the first in house environmental project that we have completed at WDH. The results really speak for themselves and we are really pleased with the transformation of the estate. The residents on The Avenues have been very welcoming and have really come together as a community to help make this process run as smoothly as possible.”

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