By Tristan Harris Thursday 26 September 2013 Updated: 03/10 22:34
RESIDENTS from Fox Hollow Close in Rubery held a special party on Sunday (September 22) to officially launch their new play area.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Mike Leddy, and Lady Mayoress Pauline Leddy, went along to the event which featured lots of activities and fun for all the family.
Those living in Fox Hollow Close worked with local councillors Andy Cartwright and Ian Cruise, Bromford Housing and Northfield Town Centre Partnership on the project which is the latest one aimed at fostering a real community spirit in the area.
The land was going to be used for a car park, but residents expressed an interest in having a play area.
The move to make that a reality was led by Sonia Garghan and Sheila Smith.
Residents have set up a mini timebank whereby they help each other and work together to ensure their close is clean, tidy and well-kept.
And youngsters there have also gone out of their way to help out older residents.
Northfield Town Centre Partnership's community admin assistant Jessica Wigley said: "It was a brilliant day which was all made possible by the hard work and dedication of the residents.
"I hope the children have many happy hours on their play area."
Property maintenance specialist Novus Property Solutions provided labour to help improve the Foxes Den community play area.
Sally Miles, the customer liaison offer with Novus, attended the opening.
She said: “It’s fantastic that we have been able to help the Fox Hollow Close community establish an area where children can play safely.
"The residents have really come together to make this project a success and we’re delighted to have been involved in the improvements.”
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