2017 - August 2017

Newark Extra Care go the extra mile 17/08/17

Newark go the extra mileTom Crampton work experience studentHawtonville nursey visit

From the beginning, the site team at the Boroughbridge Road Extra Care housing scheme have been committed to working with the local community, facilitating school visits, and donating materials and man power to local charities and causes.

Donations have been sent to the Newark Food Bank, and a large collection of leftover timber pallets were donated to a nearby allotment. One resident has managed to use these pallets to create chicken coops and flower beds.

Site visits from local nurseries, schools and colleges have been encouraged to help young people to consider a career in construction, as well as work experience and apprenticeships. Tom Crampton, a student at Meadowhead School, has been working alongside Project Planner Andrew Rushton to gain athorough understanding of all aspects of the job.

Hawtonville & Balderton Children's Centrewere invited to site as part of a school trip for children aged 3-5 years along with their parents and teachers. Assistant Planner Sam Neal was on hand to greet the group and teach them more about the project. Amy Ellison, Early Years Practitioner at the school, said “During the group ‘outdoor explorers’, the children enjoyed watching the vehicles on the construction site, especially the crane. We were then invited over to site, the children enjoyed sitting in the offices, colouring in the building drawings and climbing to the higher office to view the crane. Thank you for inviting us, the children had a lovely time, and the parents and Children’s Centre team learned a lot about the development too.”

Newark & Sherwood District Council, MPs and press were recently invited to the topping out ceremony on 5 July.

For more information, contact:

Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager