NATIONAL HOUSING developer Lovell Homes is celebrating the opening of its Weston Woods children’s play area with the unveiling of a commemorative bench to mark the housebuilder’s continual commitment to leaving a legacy for local communities.
In a celebratory event – held on Friday 12 November a
nd attended by councillors and the Lovell site team – the play area and friendship bench were unveiled at the Weston Woods development, which Lovell started works on in 2019. The bench features a plaque that commemorates Joseph Wood – a local
Weston who was killed in World War I while serving in the Cheshire Regiment.
Anne-Marie O’Doherty, regional sales manager at Lovell Homes, said: “We are thrilled to open the play area for public use and unveil this commemorative bench in honour of Joseph Wood.
“The development is a fantastic place for kids to play, explore, and learn, with the play area and friendship bench being a welcome addition to the site for the entire community to enjoy.
“During the development lifecycle, we aim to ensure that the needs of the wider community are understood and met through implementing long-lasting social value initiatives. We hope these two additions will be of enjoyed and used by the Weston community for a long time to come.”
The opening of the play area and plaque unveiling was coordinated in partnership with Weston and Basford Parish Council.
John Densem, chair of the Weston and Basford Parish Council, said: “We are delighted to unveil the bench dedicated to Joseph Wood, as well as opening the play area - which we hope families across Weston will enjoy making memories at for many years to come.
“Joseph is an important figure in this village’s history and will be forever remembered for his service and sacrifice during WWI, with this bench dedicated in his memory.”
Weston Woods is a 99-home development located in the heart of the village. With a collection of three, four and five-bed houses and two-bed bungalows, Lovell Homes has worked hard to create a peaceful haven that fits seamlessly into its surroundings.
With over 85% of the first phase now sold, the development is home to a growing and vibrant community. There are three- and four-bedroom homes currently available, which offer flexible living that is perfect for expanding families.