Our Teviot Festival, a community fun day was attended by more than 500 local people.
Hosted with the Hill Group, our partners leading the regeneration of the Teviot estate, the festival took place on Saturday 11 September. The event brought the community together for a fun-filled day of family activities, performances, music and food, as well as an opportunity to share more information with residents about exciting plans for the future of their estate.
Held at the Teviot Centre and Manorfield Primary School, the event was also a chance to showcase local talent and work with local partners. Stage performances included music, dance, karate and taekwondo, while families enjoyed a wide range of popular attractions including a bouncy castle, face painting and zero-waste craft workshops. Residents also enjoyed contributing to a memory board, donating memorabilia of the estate’s rich history.
A local resident who helped to organise the event, said:
“From the music to the food, everyone at the Our Teviot Festival seemed to be enjoying themselves. I am proud to know that I had a hand in organising such a successful community event.”
Andy Fancy, Regional Managing Director at Hill, said:
“It was wonderful to see so many local people come together to have fun and celebrate the end of the summer, especially since during the past eighteen months events like this have been so limited. We were particularly pleased to be able to talk face to face with the local community about what matters to them as we continue to work on our plans for the future of Teviot. What residents want is at the heart of our approach to the planning process and so we will be holding lots more community events and initiatives to keep us engaged with the local community.”
Paul Dooley from Poplar HARCA said:
“Thank you to everyone, especially the volunteers, who helped bring the Teviot community together again at this event. It was a true reflection of Teviot’s very real sense of community spirit.
Alongside the new homes, transport hubs and community spaces the Teviot regeneration will bring, we will continue to listen carefully to what the community tells us they need to thrive and create many more positive opportunities, including jobs and training.”
The Our Teviot festival is just one of the wide range of community-focused projects the regeneration is initiating within the Teviot estate. Social value benefits that will be delivered as part of the development include employment and training opportunities, Community Chest Funding for local organisations, enhancing of community facilities and contributing to existing services.
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