Our clients, DGHP, recently held a community event at their Queensbury Square development in Sanquhar, to celebrate residents having the opportunity to decide how to spend community benefit funding received through the Wheatley Group ‘You Choose Challenge’.
The fund was donated by Ashleigh as part of the ‘Stronger Voice, Stronger Communities’ initiative, which empowers residents to participate in making community benefit decisions that will help improve the neighbourhood.
Built on the site of an old school, the new housing development is made up of 12 homes: four one-bedroom bungalows, six two-bedroom bungalows and two further homes specifically adapted for wheelchair users.
All twelve households in the estate were giving the opportunity to voice their thoughts on how the funding should be spent. Residents decided the area could use an injection of colour and chose a selection of four raised planters, to plant flowers and grow vegetables!