One hundred people attended a free activity day last week to find out how their estate is going to be regenerated.
Merlin Housing Society is investing £200,000 in the first phase of a project to regenerate the area in and around its blocks of flats in Pendennis Road, Staple Hill. The event was a chance for residents to see the final plans, plus enjoy free activities including face painting and the chance to make their own window box.
The landscape around the four blocks of flats will be transformed by the planting of colourful new flowers, shrubs and fruit trees, together with new bicycle parking areas.
And to prepare for the new plants, residents were given the chance to make their own window boxes at the activity day last week.
“It was a really good event,” said Community Investment Officer David Triggle-Wells. “We had lots of families come along and find out about the improvements, making their own window boxes and doing some autumn art work. People could also bring their bike along for a service and find out about sustainable transport.
“We had lots of good comments about the plans so now we’re putting out a tender for someone to carry out the improvements, so we can start work in the new year. We’re aiming to have all of the landscape improvements completed by the spring.”