Grainger committed to helping villages.SINCE 2000, Newcastle-based Grainger plc, the UK's largest quoted residential property owner, has been working closely with the local communities of Widdrington Station and Hadston as part of its continued investment into large-scale regeneration in the North-East.
Its regeneration programme for the Northumberland coastal villages has been instrumental in bringing about positive social, environmental and economic improvements for local residents as Ann Johnson, development surveyor at Grainger, explains: "Grainger is wholly committed to regeneration in the North-East and our work in Hadston and Widdrington to date has really been a catalyst in kick starting the revival of the former coalfield coal·field
An area in which deposits of coal are found.
an area rich in deposits of coal
Noun 1. villages.
"We've already carried out a number of projects including the development of new housing and community facilities and we are currently working towards the third phase of new housing in Hadston following the completion of a lengthy public consultation process. I'm pleased to say we've enjoyed the support of local residents and we're of course always keen to involve local people as much as possible in the planning and decision making process for the future of their own communities."
Investing over pounds 70m on land, infrastructure, retail and housing within Widdrington and Hadston, and ploughing over pounds 1m into the community, Grainger has already completed, and is continuing to implement, numerous regenerative re·gen·er·a·tive
1. Of, relating to, or marked by regeneration.
2. Tending to regenerate.
re·gen projects across the coastal villages. Here is a snapshot look at some of Grainger's work so far... A better living environment Creating a variety of new homes in Widdrington and Hadston, including the provision of 16 environmentally sustainable self-build plots, Grainger has breathed new life into a once run-down run·down
1. A point-by-point summary.
2. Baseball A play in which a runner is trapped between bases and is pursued by fielders attempting to make the tag.
adj. also run-down
a. area and is about to embark on the third phase of new-build housing at Park View in Hadston. Coupled with the development of a pounds 300,000 community play park in Hadston, which includes a wetland area, and the pounds 30,000 restoration of Stobswood play park in Widdrington, Grainger has worked closely with both residents and Castle Morpeth Castle Morpeth is a local government district and borough in Northumberland, England. Its administrative centre is Morpeth.
The district was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the borough of Morpeth and Morpeth Rural District, along with part of Castle Ward Rural Borough Council to ensure the needs of local people are well catered for.
Creating employment opportunities Last year Grainger opened four new retail units in Widdrington, including a new home for a local hairdresser who had previously spent more than 25 years cutting hair in a portable building in the village.
Helping reduce crime Earlier this year Grainger helped fund the installation of a new state-of-the-art CCTV CCTV
CCTV closed-circuit television system at Hadston shopping centre, working closely with the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP CDRP Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
CDRP Cancer Disparities Research Partnership
CDRP Center for Disaster Risk Policy (Florida State University)
CDRP Catastrophic Disaster Response Plan ) - a multiagency initiative involving local police, fire fighters as well as youth and support groups, Grainger donated over half of the funds needed to install the new pounds 8,000 CCTV equipment.
Engaging the community A donation of pounds 3,000 from Grainger was recently given to Hylton Castle Hylton Castle is a ruined castle in the north west of Sunderland. It is said to be haunted by the Cauld Lad of Hylton. In the 11th century, the castle was a fortified manor house, built by Henry Hilton. North Boxing Club.
Based in Hadston and formed over 20 years ago the club has over 40 members, including two national champions and North- East ABA Aba (ä`bä), city (1991 est. pop. 264,000), SE Nigeria. It is an important regional market, a road and rail hub, and a manufacturing center for cement, textiles, pharmaceuticals, processed palm oil, shoes, plastics, soap, and beer. champion Ian Turnbull Ian Turnbull may refer to:
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running costs npl [of business and recruiting fresh talent.
HELPING HAND: Ann Johnson of Grainger at Hylton Castle North Boxing Club which received a pounds 3,000 donation from the company.