Havebury tenants will benefit from more than £60,000 of resident projects

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Havebury tenants are set to benefit from more than £60,000 worth of projects after they were agreed by Havebury Housing Partnership’s Neighbourhood Investment Panel (NIP).

The panel, made up of tenants and independent representatives, has agreed to fund 13 new projects put forward by tenants at the recent NIP.

One of the areas to benefit from funding is Ipswich Court, in Bury St Edmunds.

This follows a request by a resident to landscape the communal garden to the front and provide a bin store to tidy up the area.

Panel vice chairman and Haverhill resident Sandy Norris said: “We felt that this project would give the area the lift it needed and give residents that sense of community pride.

“As part of the works, the garden will be landscaped and will be made accessible only to tenants via a key coded gate to help reduce anti-social behaviour in the area.”

Another project to secure backing from the NIP was new flooring in the communal areas of seven blocks of flats in Anselm Avenue, Bury, after tenants raised concerns about the standard of the current flooring.

Havebury’s chief executive Karen Mayhew said: “Havebury is committed to improving our communities and supporting those local groups that are integral to the lives of our tenants. The Neighbourhood Investment Panel is an ideal way for us to do this.”

She added: “These projects can make a very positive difference to the lives of our tenants and we would welcome involvement from any individuals or groups looking to make either physical or social improvements.”

Funding will also be provided for a new youth football team and planting of shrubbery at Southgate Green, Bury.

Anyone wishing to make a grant application should contact the communities team on 03003 300900.

Havebury is a charity and not-for-profit association which currently manages 6,000 homes.

For more information, visit www.havebury.com or call 03003 300900.