Category Archives: Hillington Square News

ELDRIDGE COURT FOURTH PHASE OF HILLINGTON SQUARE COMPLETE

Freebridge Community Housing are pleased to announce the completion of the latest phase of their Hillington Square regeneration project. 

The completion of Eldridge Court follows on from the work at Colby Court, Millfleet Court and Valentine Place, and sees work on 202 of the original 320 homes now finished.

New tenants have been moving back into Eldridge Court over the last few weeks, and the completed phase will contain three 3 bed maisonettes, seventeen 2 bed maisonettes, eight 2 bed flats, eight 1 bed flats and eight studio flats.

Chief Executive of Freebridge Community Housing, Tony Hall, said: “We continue to be hugely proud of the work that’s been completed at Hillington Square, and it’s fantastic to see people moving back into their new homes.

“We are now past the half-­way point of the project, although there is still plenty to do to ensure we complete the remaining work at Hillington Square to the same high quality as the earlier phases. We will shortly begin a number of new tender exercises in respect of the work still to be done, which will see us start on the next phase in 2019.”

Eldridge Court has been named in honour of Jack Albert D Eldridge, a decorated World War II veteran, who passed away in 2000 and whose family has ties to Hillington Square.

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CHOCOLATE MAD AT THE EASTER PARTY

Last week we held our annual Easter Party at Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre, and we were so pleased to see so many of you there!

We wanted to say a huge thank you to the KLFM Easter Egg appeal, where we were able to give all the children a chocolate easter egg, and even had some for prizes for the best decorated easter egg too! We look forward to seeing you all at the next event.

EASTER IS APPROACHING!

…so we would like to invite you to our Easter Party at the Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre!

This will be held on Thursday 29 March, 1.30 – 3pm and there will be cupcakes, crafts and face painting!

 

SANTA COMES TO HILLINGTON SQUARE!

The Community Cafe once again held their annual Christmas Grotto on Hillington Square on Thursday 21 December, this year with the generous support of KL.FM.

Thanks to the kind donation of toys and gifts from KL.FM, Santa had plenty of presents to giveaway to 100+ local children who came to visit him at the Community Café! The children had the opportunity to take part in some Christmas crafts as well as treat themselves to delicious cupcakes.

There was also a special visit from some four-legged festive friends when Santa’s Christmas donkeys arrived to offer rides around the square.

Robert Clarke, Director of Housing at Freebridge, said: “It was great to see such a fantastic turn out at the Community Café again this year.

“We are very grateful to KL.FM for the gifts they donated to the grotto, which helped us some spread some Christmas joy to local kids.”

HILLINGTON SQUARE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

Christmas sparked in to life on Hillington Square as Freebridge Community Housing Chairman, Andy Walder, performed the annual switch on of the Freebridge Christmas Lights. Father Adrian was also invited along to bless the tree.

With the support of the Community Cafe and Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre a festive feeling was brought to the square.

(Pictured: Father Adrian and the Chair of the Board Andy Walder)

Afterwards, everybody was invited into the warm Community Cafe for hot drinks, mince pies and a performance by a local choir, Halcyon Singers.

The lights will be on for the whole festive season so don’t miss the opportunity to wander down to the square and take a look for yourself!

We hope everyone had a lovely time, and we’ll see you next when Santa comes to the Square on Thursday 21 December!

PHASE FOUR TAKING SHAPE

Work at Hillington Square has been progressing well over the last few months, with the properties in the latest phase, phase four, due to be fully completed in Spring 2018.

The Lettings Team at Freebridge have now advertised all the new homes in this new phase, which will be known as Eldridge Court, and are working with the successful applicants to allow viewings to take place before Christmas.

Everyone involved at Freebridge is looking forward to seeing the finished homes completed and celebrating the new year by welcoming tenants into their new homes.

SANTA IS COMING TO THE SQUARE!

Once again Santa Clause will be coming to the Square on Thursday 21 December! We hope you can come a long, with plenty of activities for children including crafts, cupcakes and a special appearance of some special Christmas donkeys!

COME ALONG TO THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON!

We will once again be having a Christmas tree in the centre of Hillington Square, and will be having a light switch on event on Friday 1 December at 4pm. The Community Cafe will be open to serve hot drinks and mince pies, and there will be a special performance by a local choir. We hope you can join us!

SCARY FACES AT THE HALLOWEEN PARTY

A frightfully good day was had at the Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre on Thursday 26 October as they hosted their annual Halloween Party. The Community Hall in the centre was transformed into a spook-tacular event for children of all ages came from across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to enjoy during their half term break. We had a great turn out, with children coming from all over King’s Lynn!

The fun-filled afternoon featured a disco and pass the parcel, as well as prizes awarded for the best costumes.

As always some frighteningly good food was provided by the Hillington Square Community Cafe.

HERITAGE DAY 2017

Freebridge opened the doors of the Hillington Square show flat for National Heritage Open Day this September.

Despite its location away from the town centre the flat saw a steady stream of visitors coming to say hello throughout the day.

Along with a number of people already living on the Square – and several visitors who were residents many many years ago, the flat saw people from across West Norfolk, taking the time to visit and see the many changes that have happened in the area.

Thanks to everyone who came along on the day, hopefully we’ll see even more of you next year!