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Sun shines on Ridgeway plans at Fun Day

Sun and fun were in abundance on Saturday afternoon, as we welcomed over 250 people from the Ridgeway estate on Sele Farm in East Herts to our Fun Day.

Residents got to see the exciting new designs for the neighbourhood, which is being redeveloped as part of our major £30 million regeneration project. It was also a good opportunity for people to get to know each other with games, fun and food. The community even had a rare chance to suggest names for the new buildings on the estate.

Hertford Mayor, Cllr Dr Linda Radford, who was a special guest at the event said: “It was very interesting to be talked through the plans for redeveloping the site and I was glad to see that many trees will be planted, as well as there being a proposed playground. It was also evident that there is a great deal of partnership working with other companies with regard to the project.”

The packed Fun Day had a host of activities to entertain the family, including fairground rides, karaoke and a live graffiti art workshop from the Signal Project. A video courtesy of the Signal Project can be viewed below. The Hertford Theatre was on hand to give out free face painting.

“It was great to see so many people from the Ridgeway community having fun and getting to know each other on such a lovely Saturday afternoon. There was so much for people to enjoy and we look forward to reading the suggestions for the names of our new buildings! We would like to thank everyone who came to the event for making this day such a success.”

Paul Huckstep, Regional Director (Hertfordshire & Out of London)

Contractors United Living and Mick George Demolition Services were also in attendance, allowing the Ridgeway community to get to know the companies who are working on their estate. The Sele Farm Neighbourhood Plan was also available for residents to view.

Work to redevelop the Ridgeway estate started at the beginning of 2016. With support from East Herts Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, Network Homes is transforming poor quality ageing blocks on the Ridgeway estate into 137 modern, mixed tenure family homes. The final development will consist of 87 homes for affordable and social rent, plus 50 homes for shared ownership.

The new homes will be ready for occupation in 2018.