Release Date: 03-Apr-2014
Tenants and residents from the High Street, Church Lane, Wharton Terrace and Strawberry Square area in Heckmonwike have been celebrating significant improvements to their estate this week.
After talking to the residents to find out what kind of things would make a difference to the their estate, staff from Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) pooled funding from several areas so they could carry out larger scale works that would have a greater impact.
Cllr David Sheard, ward councillors, local residents and representatives from KNH and the council.
As part of the scheme, 12 run down garages were demolished and the area opened out; bin stores and drying areas have been installed; uneven paths have been tarmacked; wooden fencing has been replaced with metal; several concrete areas have been replaced with flower beds; and the entrances to the estate have been planted with wild flower seeds, which will start blooming in the next few weeks.
The improved area was officially opened this week by Leader of the Council and ward councillor, David Sheard, at a ribbon cutton ceremony attended by local residents, ward councillors, representatives from KNH and the Council, the neighbourhood policing team.