Neighbours judge court site development
9:34am Saturday 12th July 2014 in News
NOSEY neighbours were among those in a curiosity-satisfying environment when they accepted an invitation to a building site’s community open day last month.
The second open day at the former Barry Magistrates Courts site in Thompson Street attracted visitors wanting to see the progress of the Newydd housing association 52 affordable home and retail unit development.
Jehu Project Services staff, who have been working on the project since March 2013, enabled visitors to look around the site and discuss the progress of the £6.3million development.
Many visitors had already expressed their interest in the new homes whilst some just called in “to be nosey”, as one person admitted.
Project manager Vince Alm and site manager, Nyron Wood answered questions and supervised guided tours for the visitors.
Several younger members of the local community also visited with their parents including Bailey and Mia from Gladstone Primary School and Ieuan from St Helens Junior school.
A local labradoodle also had a nose.
Jehu construction opportunities coordinator, Bernie Mark said: “The Open Day was an opportunity to welcome the local community into the site in an informal way and hopefully demonstrate that the construction industry can be a considerate neighbour during the life of a construction project. We were delighted to see so many local people and to hear such positive responses to the project.”