Roads named in honour of Lancaster WW1 heroes

Three of Lancaster’s most highly decorated World War I (WWI) heroes have been honoured at Quernmore Park, Lancaster in memory of their lives and military bravery. Barratt Manchester officially unveiled the road names to coincide with Armed Forces Day, inviting members of the Lancaster Royal British Legion and Air Cadets to join them in celebrating the lives of 2nd Lieutenant Ronald Macdonald MC, Private Reginald Sydney Dennison MM and Captain Albert Ellwood, MC. The three distinguished service men belonged to Lancaster’s Battalion of the King’s Own Royal Regiment, which fought throughout the First World War in France and Flanders, the Balkans, and…

Barratt Manchester staff raise money for The Christie

During April, staff from Barratt Manchester held some office based activities to raise money for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. This was in memory of Christopher Curwen who sadly passed away in 2010 at the young age of just 23 with Lymphoma. Chris was the close friend of Assistant Quantity Surveyor Craig Wood and they both attended UClan, where Chris was a Sports Coaching student. Each year since 2010 the former UClan students hold a charity football match (The Chris Curwen Memorial Cup) against the current students at Myerscough College Bilsborrow campus, raising funds for The Young Oncology Unit at The Christie. With…

Barratt Manchester keeps local school kids safe

Children at Medlar with Wesham C of E Primary School in Wesham, Lancashire, have been presented with high-visibility vests by the local Barratt Homes team from nearby development, The Spinnings. The vests were donated to the primary school as part of a National Walk to School initiative supported by Barratt Homes to help keep local children safe when walking to and from school and on school trips. Julie Parry, sales advisor at The Spinnings, said: “We want to help school children in the local community stay safe when out walking, and offering high-visibility vests is a simple and effective way…

Youngsters celebrate new play park equipment for Chapel En le Frith

Pupils from Chapel En Le Frith C of E primary school, have helped celebrate the arrival of new play facilities at Needhams Recreation Ground on Ashbourne Lane, installed by Chapel En Le Frith Parish Council in partnership with Barratt Manchester. The new improved play area was created in response to a hand written letter received by the Parish Council from ten year old Sadie Keeling, who lives close to the park but felt that it needed a bigger range of equipment for local kids to enjoy. Barratt Manchester- currently building homes nearby at Octavia Gardens and Becket’s Brow, has contributed…

Couple in Warton celebrate 1000th Help to Buy with Barratt Manchester

A young family from Warton, Preston, have celebrated with Barratt Manchester, as the 1000th Help to Buy customer in the North West region. Barratt Developments has sold over 14,000 homes via the Help to Buy scheme since its launch in 2013, and Barratt Manchester has played a crucial part in its success. Anna, 31, and Alastair Griffiths, 32, along with their two children, Lucy, 6 and George, 3, have finally realised their home ownership dreams, with a little help from the Government’s Help to Buy Isa and Equity Loan schemes. The couple, who moved into a three bedroom home at Highgate…

Homes on former Walkden High School site named by pupils

Pupils from Walkden High School have named our new homes development being built on the school’s former site. Year Eight pupils from the school were challenged to come up with a suitable name for the development of 94 homes - their only guide being to stick with a theme that paid homage to the site’s former educational heritage. Dozens of names were put forward but it was Form Group Westwood 1, which came up with the winning name of Scholars Green. Pupils were invited to visit the site, where they were presented with a special plaque to commemorate their achievement, as…

Tarleton Rose Queen ready for the big day

Lancashire’s Rose Queen and her loyal subjects (or retinues as they are known in official circles) – are dusting off their royal gowns and polishing their party paraphernalia ahead of the annual Tarleton Village Rose Queen event on June 25 – with a little help from Barratt Manchester’s community fund, The Legacy Programme. Organisers wrote to Barratt Manchester to ask for a permanent “home” to store its precious Rose Queen equipment, accumulated over many years and consisting of everything from marquees and bunting to crockery and costumes – previously stored in an assortment of lofts and sheds across the village.…

Young artists scoop top prizes in school art competition

Three budding artists from local primary schools in Wigan have scooped top prizes in a school art competition organised jointly by Barratt Homes Manchester and David Wilson Homes (DWH) North West. Pupils at St Aidan’s Catholic Primary, Winstanley County Primary and St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary, have each won a £200 cash prize for their school, and will have their artwork proudly exhibited on the walls of Barratt and DWH’s luxury show homes at Blundell’s Wood on Foundry Lane, Wigan. Over 200 entries were received from local primary schools near to the development; pupils were challenged to capture the picturesque and…