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Barratt Manchester helps local school children stay safe this winter

Children in Reception and Year One at Willow Lane County Primary School in Lancaster, have been presented with high-visibility vests by the local Barratt Homes team at Riverside View. The vests were donated to the primary school as part of an initiative set up by Barratt Manchester to help keep local children safe when walking to and from school and on school trips, timed ahead of clocks going back on 30th October. Alan Watt, sales manager at Riverside View, said: “With the clocks going back at the end of the month, it is almost dark when children come out of school,…

Barratt Manchester are driving force behind fitness in Clitheroe schools

One hundred Clitheroe pupils from Saint Augustine’s and Ribblesdale high schools are now able to access Roefield Community Leisure Centre’s sporting workshops, thanks to much needed funds donated to pay for transport. A dedicated coach service has been funded by Barratt Manchester, via our community initiative, the Legacy Programme. Neil Ashworth, Roefield’s Sports Promotion and Development Officer, successfully applied to Barratt for funding of the service, which will allow students access to a range of sporting workshops that are not available within their schools. Roefield leisure centre is a charitable, not for profit organisation that has been working with schools in…

It’s “Lights, camera and action” for Kepple Lane Park

Pupils from St Thomas Primary School, Garstang, joined patrons of the award winning Kepple Lane Park Trust, to celebrate the acquisition of a new power cable to provide lights and sound for its outdoor stage area. The new cable has been funded by Barratt Manchester, via our Legacy Programme. Park trustees successfully applied to us for funding of the £1000 equipment, which it says all future performances will benefit from top quality audio visual effects. Formerly a Garstang waste disposal site, Kepple Lane Park has been transformed into a multi award-winning recreational facility for the whole community to enjoy, including a toddler playground,…

Barratt Manchester celebrates a unique proposal

Barratt Manchester found itself unexpectedly at the centre of a marriage proposal at our  St James’ Place development in Littleborough near Rochdale. To help welcome them to their new home, sales adviser, Janet Loughnane, was poised with house keys, champagne and flowers for first-time buyers, Liam Fairclough and Heather Leonard. Little did she know that the occasion would set the scene for a tender marriage proposal. Just minutes after being presented with the keys to their first new home, Liam got down on one knee to propose to Heather – who luckily said yes! Commenting on the romantic moment she unexpectedly witnessed,…

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…