Celebratory cake for Featherstone residents

Published 6 November 2014

Featherstone residents gathered to watch the official cake cutting which marked the end of their environmental improvement works on their estate.

The improvements on the Huntwick Estate have been ongoing since 2011 in partnership with Wakefield and District Housing and Groundwork Wakefield.

The scheme had many different phases which has seen new railings installed, gardens being revamped, new brick walls being built, new drives and off-road parking being provided.

Specially-carved numbers built into the surrounding walls of their properties to add a unique finishing touch. The numbers were made by the residents at special workshops earlier this year.


Carol Hartshorne, 50, local resident, 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.”

Activities on the day included clay modelling, a tombola stall, Halloween crafts and lots of sports activities were also enjoyed on the day.

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".





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