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Community Day brings sunshine.

by tac & filed under Community involvement, Gateshead Council, Keelman Homes, Kibblesworth, The Gateshead Housing Company

Residents of a Gateshead village undergoing a £14m transformation turned out to see plans for play areas and the new public art around the new homes.

The Kibblesworth Community Day gave residents the opportunity to see progress on play areas and art projects they have been involved in across the village, whilst the children enjoyed activities in the sunshine including face painting, games and crafts.

The free event which attracted residents of all ages was organised by The Gateshead Housing Company and its partners.

Neil Bouch, Director of Customers and Communities for The Gateshead Housing Company, said: “We’re delighted that so many residents got involved in the day and have contributed to the improvements on the estate.

“These projects are just one way of improving the communities the people live in for generations to come.”

Proposals for the area include developing a new toddler and junior play area in partnership with Tyne and Wear Play Association, Gateshead Council and Keepmoat, and a public art development in partnership with Gateshead Council.

The £14m regeneration of the village, which is supported by the Homes and Communities Agency and Gateshead Council, is creating 81 affordable new homes to rent, plus 54 for sale.

Thirteen homes will also be offered for shared ownership – a unique and flexible way for first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder.