Improved 'community area' in Abbots Langley to be officially unveiled

Peter Scott, chairman of Hillside Residents’ Association, added: “It’s really lovely, what they’ve done with the green. We just need everyone to respect it now because this is for everyone, young and old.”

Peter Scott, chairman of Hillside Residents’ Association, added: “It’s really lovely, what they’ve done with the green. We just need everyone to respect it now because this is for everyone, young and old.”

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Improvements to a community area in Abbots Langley will be officially unveiled tomorrow.

A sheltered meeting space, wild flower meadow, a children’s story circle and new footpaths have all been installed on the green, off School Mead.

However, in April, the canopy on the sheltered meeting space was damaged by vandals.

The work cost £60,000 and was funded by the Better Communities Fund - a £9million funding programme allocated by Watford Community Housing Trust to improve aspects of the community in Watford and Three Rivers. 

The housing association allocated the money for School Mead after an application by Hillside Residents’ Association and the pair worked with residents to create the design for the green.

Euan Barr, head of new business at Watford Community Housing Trust, said: "We are really proud of the work we’ve done with the residents’ association to transform the green. By working together we have made it into a space that can be enjoyed by the whole community."

Children from Tanners Wood JMI School will sing at the event, with a plaque being unveiled to commemorate the occasion. Abbots Langley Children’s Centre will be providing face painting, while Three Rivers Play Rangers will be proving a number of activities on the green.

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11:06am Wed 11 Jun 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

Where does WCHT get the £9 million fund from?
Where does WCHT get the £9 million fund from? Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: -11

12:26pm Wed 11 Jun 14

TimberJim says...

Phil Cox (UKIP) wrote:
Where does WCHT get the £9 million fund from?
Oh for goodness sake, can't you just be happy that a neglected piece of Abbots has been improved? Local people just want results, and this is a bit of a result for a neglected corner of our village.
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox (UKIP)[/bold] wrote: Where does WCHT get the £9 million fund from?[/p][/quote]Oh for goodness sake, can't you just be happy that a neglected piece of Abbots has been improved? Local people just want results, and this is a bit of a result for a neglected corner of our village. TimberJim
  • Score: 12

1:44pm Wed 11 Jun 14

garston tony says...

TimberJim wrote:
Phil Cox (UKIP) wrote: Where does WCHT get the £9 million fund from?
Oh for goodness sake, can't you just be happy that a neglected piece of Abbots has been improved? Local people just want results, and this is a bit of a result for a neglected corner of our village.
Amen and hear hear and any other words of agreement Timber Jim
[quote][p][bold]TimberJim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox (UKIP)[/bold] wrote: Where does WCHT get the £9 million fund from?[/p][/quote]Oh for goodness sake, can't you just be happy that a neglected piece of Abbots has been improved? Local people just want results, and this is a bit of a result for a neglected corner of our village.[/p][/quote]Amen and hear hear and any other words of agreement Timber Jim garston tony
  • Score: 10

2:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Nascot says...

Same old Phil Cox.
Same old Phil Cox. Nascot
  • Score: 5

4:27pm Wed 11 Jun 14

TRT says...

Why is that man doneing a poo behind that rock?
Why is that man doneing a poo behind that rock? TRT
  • Score: -1

4:27pm Wed 11 Jun 14

TRT says...

Why is that man doneing a poo behind that rock?
Why is that man doneing a poo behind that rock? TRT
  • Score: 2

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