Livin has been working with residents on the Jubilee Fields Estate in Shildon on a social regeneration programme since 2017. New provision has been introduced such as the Foundation of Light’s Kicks sessions, Livin Futures, school holiday programmes, breakfast clubs and dementia cafes.
In addition to the social programme of works a large number of residents from the Courts area of the estate identified a need for a change to their properties and surround. Livin own a large number of properties within the Courts so Livin and the residents came together at the end of 2017 to work on a redesign for the area.
The redesign proposed will see improvements to house frontages including rendering, windows and doors, gardens and fencing; it will also see open spaces and parking improved and the highway entrances to the courts changed.
Engagement with residents, owners, landlords and leaseholders took place throughout 2018 and into 2019.
In May 2019 the Livin Board agreed to invest substantial funding to regenerate Aspen, Laurel and Spruce Courts. Unfortunately, due to insufficient support from residents in Almond and Lilac Courts Livin were not able to progress the transformational change they had envisaged at the start. This does not mean that this will not be considered with residents going forward as Livin would welcome the opportunity to continue planning for change with residents of Lilac and Almond Courts.