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New beginnings for the Alma Estate

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24 February 2017

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Countryside, in partnership with Enfield Council, have unveiled their vibrant new hoarding on the Alma Estate project in Ponders End, Enfield

Yesterday, (Thursday 23 February), as Storm Doris swept Britain, Countryside, in partnership with Enfield Council, unveiled their vibrant new hoarding on the Alma Estate project in Ponders End, Enfield.

The finalised artwork was designed by Year 3 pupils of Alma Primary School, St Matthew’s C of E Primary School and Oasis Academy Hadley. The children were invited to draw a past, present and future representation of the Alma Estate, acting as inspiration for all and a welcome artistic addition to the community.

A large drawing and two collages now bring the hoarding of the development to life, with three different eye-catching designs. The schools all celebrated the unveiling alongside Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection, and were delighted to see their creative designs on a huge scale. Paul Sweeney from Countryside also presented each school with a donation, as a thank you to the children for providing the beautiful artwork. 

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, said: “The young people have all contributed such wonderful artwork which really enhances the site.

“Our aim is to grow a stronger, more inclusive community and we believe this project is the start of something very special, working towards making Enfield a better place for residents to live and work.

“This artwork will be a great source of inspiration for everyone, reminding locals of Ponders End history and its exciting prospects for the future.”

Paul Sweeney, Community and Customer Services Director at Countryside Partnerships South commented: “It has been wonderful to welcome these schools to the Alma Estate so that they can see their hard work brought to life. They should be incredibly proud that their artwork is on display for the whole community to enjoy, bringing vibrancy to the neighbourhood and depicting the history and highlights of the local area.

“We are delighted to be working with Enfield Council and are looking forward to delivering quality housing and new community amenities."

Outline Planning Permission to regenerate the area and provide new homes in phases at the former Alma Estate has been granted by Enfield Council and Full Planning Consent for Phase 1 was granted in March 2016. The plans include regenerating the post-war housing estate, building 993 new homes, along with shops, a gym, medical centre and community facilities, acting as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the Ponders End area.