Lighting up Christmas!
Pendleton Together tenants celebrated the completion of the £75million refurbishment of their properties at a Christmas party in December.
The community came together with housing officials, local councillors and the Mayor of Salford to see the new LED lights that illuminate the tower block roofs switched on, hear from BBC Philharmonic harpist Eleanor Hudson and take part in Christmas activities.
The Mayor of Salford, Cllr Paul Dennett told tenants the celebration was about them: “I’m a Pendleton resident and this regeneration work has made a real difference to where we live. This is a celebration about our homes and communities.”
Amanda Garrard, Together Housing’s Head of Neighbourhoods, added that the commitment wasn’t just the refurbishment but providing more prosperous, skilled and healthy future for the community.
Local residents cut a cake modelled on the Spruce Court block before enjoying a buffet and a Christmas quiz.
Joyce Scholes, who has chaired Hornbeam Court Residents Association since before the regeneration started, said the re-furbished homes had been worth the wait: “We had to be patient through a lot of changes but the new homes are lovely, cosy and safe.”
Joyce’s team, The Beech Balls, also won the Christmas quiz getting all 10 questions right!
Below is a quick overview of the event: