As you may already know, earlier this year we completed Luther Blissett House, providing 17 new family homes for social rent in the Watford area.
More recently we held a community day in which residents and Watford Community Housing staff came together to spruce up the streets and take a sneak peek at the brand-new community hub on Raphael Drive, which will be available for hire from June.
Dozens of local children took to the pop-up bouncy castle and soft play in the community hub, whilst thanks to the efforts of the 104 attendees we managed to collect more than ten bags of rubbish and fill three skips with residents’ unwanted items… talk about a Spring clean!
Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the man who is lending his name and legacy to the building itself. Naturally, Luther was to be found at the heart of things, joking with residents, assisting with the litter picking and telling us a little about what it all meant to him.
“I’m proud to be given the opportunity to put my name to this. Obviously, it’s important to me because of where I grew up, and how I was raised by my parents – the social housing we lived in created a strong, caring community. I’m also really happy to see that Luther Blissett House has this dedicated community hub which will be brilliant for community events and sports clubs.”
After the clean-up it was into the community hub, where everyone caught-up over coffee and cake. The hub itself was the topic of the day with a few residents describing it as a ‘great space for the community’ and expressing excitement at the opportunities it will present for sports clubs, community groups and local charities.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who came along to help with the clean-up and voice their opinions with our staff, it was a fantastic show of support, and we hope that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!
For anyone interested in using the hub, the option to book your slot will be available here by June.