£168,000 facelift for Barrowford housing scheme

Tenant Dianne Gourlay gets giddy over gardening at Fountain Square. (s)
Tenant Dianne Gourlay gets giddy over gardening at Fountain Square. (s)
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Mayor of Pendle Coun. Nawaz Ahmed was the guest of honour as the £168,000 improvement works at a Barrowford housing scheme were officially opened.

Residents were joined by guests and staff from Housing Pendle and Newground Together, who joint-funded the works, to add a splash of colour to Fountain Square.

Gone is the old tarmac replaced by stylish communal seating, raised planters as well as off-road parking spaces and new rotary dryers.

The experts from the Newground Community Garden Makers joined residents to plant flowers, herbs and vegetables as part of the scheme.

Resident Pauline Pennell said: “It’s so much better than before, before it was like a prison yard, very bare and just tarmac. Now I’m looking forward to sitting outside when the weather gets better.”

Barrowford councillor Linda Crossley said: “I think it’s fantastic, it’s great to see residents are getting involved in the planting and taking pride of their work. It has made a huge difference and now they have something nice to look at”

Pictured: Tenant Dianne Gourlay.