Children’s artwork goes up around Bestwood building site
Children from our Free Fun & Food programme have helped design hoardings for a building site in Bestwood.
The Beckhampton site will see 129 new, energy efficient council homes built by Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes and construction partner Lovells, for letting to Nottingham households on the council’s waiting list at affordable rents.
The designs for the hoardings around the site have been created by children aged from six to 11 who took part in Nottingham Forest’s Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme at Bestwood’s Robin Hood School. They designs include colourful illustrations of homes with slides, see-saws, trampolines and even a football pitch!
Cllr Toby Neal, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing and Human resources, said, “These homes will be energy efficient and low cost to run. Many of them are family homes, and I think it wholly appropriate that children have been involved in the hoarding designs. Well done to everyone involved for making this happen.”
Paul Stanley, Nottingham City Homes’ Head of Development, said: “In developing this site, we looked at the waiting list and identified the type of properties that are most in demand in Bestwood. These pictures that the children have done for the hoardings will really add to the streetscape around the site and will bring a smile to peoples’ faces.”
Calum Osborne, Nottingham Forest Community Trust Deputy CEO, said, “We’re thrilled to see the children’s work showcased at this local project. The HAF club they attended where they produced these drawings is all about community and gives children an opportunity to engage in enriching activities during the school holidays and provides them with healthy, nutritious meals to take home to enjoy with their families.”