Celebrations to mark end of project on Featherstone estate

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People living in Featherstone are celebrating the end of a three-year environmental improvement project on their estate.

The Huntwick Estate scheme started in 2011 in partnership with Wakefield and District Housing and Groundwork Wakefield.

It has seen new railings installed, gardens revamped, new walls, new drives and off-road parking.

Specially-carved numbers were also built into the surrounding walls of people’s homes.

Carol Hartshorne, 50, who lives on the estate, said: “It looks really lovely. We only moved here six months ago but we are so happy and we’ve seen a vast improvement now the work is complete.”

Tenants were treated to a cake to celebrate the end of the project last week. Activities on the day included clay modelling, a tombola stall, Halloween crafts and sports activities.

Alan Bullock, WDH Estate Manager, said: “The work is really impressive; it’s made such a big improvement and tenants are really happy with the work.”

Diana Brown, Groundwork’s landscape architect, said: “It has been a fantastic scheme for Groundwork to work on. We are delighted with the hard work residents have put in to personalise their stone house numbers.

“The overall impact has greatly improved the sense of pride in Huntwick”.

For more information on the scheme or WDH visit www.wdh.org.uk