Happy day for award winning new homes

Twechar awards  (l to r) Cllr. Alan Moir, Colin Rae (Places for People Development Director), Cllr Ashay Ghai, Cllr. Stewart MacDonald (local member for Twechar), David Hopkins (Chair of Twechar Residents and Tenants Association)
Twechar awards (l to r) Cllr. Alan Moir, Colin Rae (Places for People Development Director), Cllr Ashay Ghai, Cllr. Stewart MacDonald (local member for Twechar), David Hopkins (Chair of Twechar Residents and Tenants Association)

Twechar residents joined local councillors and developer Places for People at a special event last week to launch a new development of 55 new homes in the village.

With entertainment provided by Twechar Glee Club it was also an opportunity to mark the village’s recent successes at the Scottish Home Awards and Homes for Scotland Awards, both highly respected national competitions recognising the best providers of new build housing.

Places for People picked up top awards for their regeneration work in Twechar in three separate categories including Best Partnership in Planning for Roman Fields, Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year for Davidson Crescent, and Community Partnership of the Year for The Twechar Regeneration Project. Development director Col in Rae presented Councillor Alan Moir, with the Homes for Scotland Best Partnership in Planning Award at a small ceremony.

Councillor Moir said, “Over many years a great deal has been achieved in Twechar through a number of groups, agencies and local organisations pulling together with the single aim of regenerating the village and bringing positive change. To have those very strong, productive partnerships recognised with this prestigious award is a great result for all involved.”