On Thursday 27th April, on the Kingsgrove development, there was a community drop-in event for residents to learn more about the upcoming planning and infrastructure plans at Kingsgrove, organised by the Community Development Officer at Vale of White Horse District Council, Anne Richardson. The event was supported by St Modwen, the Kingsgrove Community Hub group and Care UK who are building the care home.
The drop in started with a walking tour of the site and around a dozen people joined Dinny Shaw from the St Modwen planning team and a representative from the site’s construction contractor ACS to see some ‘behind the gates’ areas. Once back inside the school residents could take a tour around the hall to view images of the development past, present and future, and listen to updates on planning and infrastructure from the St Modwen project team with time for Q&A sessions. There was the opportunity to meet new neighbours over snacks and drinks and find out more about the progress of the Community Hub and new care home coming on the development.
Dinny Shaw, Strategic Land Head of Planning (Land & Pre-construction), at St. Modwen said: “At St. Modwen, we are passionate about creating strong communities, and enabling events like these to take place so residents are provided with information about what is happening on their doorsteps, while bringing them together to meet one another. We look forward to taking part in more events at Kingsgrove in the weeks, months, and years to come.”
Anne said: ‘It was wonderful to see so many residents come along – among the 35 people who attended there were two work placement students from King Alfred’s school, councillors, and residents from across the development and local area. Part of my role is to help bring the community together and after residents told me they wanted to learn more about what is happening on the development and have their questions answered directly by St. Modwen representatives I worked with the developers to put this event on.’
Click here to view the boards that were on display. If you have any questions, queries or ideas for future events like this, get in touch with the community liaison team by emailing: email@example.com