June 2024: Spennymoor Town Council recently welcomed employees from local housebuilder, Barratt Homes, as they volunteered their time to help maintain the high quality gardens at Jubilee Park.

Five volunteers who work within Barratt Homes’ Land and Development team spent the day volunteering at Jubilee Park, to offer a helping hand ahead of the busy summer season. Donning their high-vis jackets and paint brushes, the team got to work painting the street furniture in the park.

Sitting at the heart of Spennymoor’s community, Jubilee Park offers a space of outdoor sanctuary for local residents to enjoy. Open all year round to the community, Jubilee Park plays home to family-friendly events including the town’s Family Fun Day and Party in the Park. The park also features its own Sensory Garden, complete with a variety of colourful plants that were planted by the Town Council. Other facilities within the park include two bowling greens and pavilion, MUGA including tennis court and basketball, a football pitch, a bandstand that plays home to summer concerts, as well as multiple play and picnic areas for local residents to enjoy.

“It was wonderful to welcome volunteers from Barratt Homes, whose efforts were really a huge help for us ahead of the busy summer period. It’s great to know that we are part of such a supportive community here in Spennymoor, and we look forward to seeing Jubilee Park come into full bloom over the coming months. The Town Council would love to hear from other local businesses who would like to get involved with volunteering!”

Speaking on the volunteering, Danny Booth, Grounds and Estates Officer at Spennymoor Town Council

“We’re so pleased that we were able to offer a helping hand to Spennymoor Council, as we swapped our computers for compost and spent the day volunteering at Jubilee Park. The Council does a fantastic job at maintaining the wonderful park, especially with it playing such a valued role for the local community, and we look forward to seeing more visitors make full use of this fantastic space as we welcome the warmer weather!”

Neil Milburn, Land and Development Director at Barratt Homes North East

The volunteering follows National Volunteers Week, which took place earlier in the month and aligns with Barratt Homes North East’s values as a committed housebuilder within the area. So much so, that over the past year Barratt Homes North East has seen an increase in its volunteering time by a huge 1051 per cent across all of its departments.

Barratt Homes has recently submitted Phase 6 for Burton Woods. This is currently with Durham County Council, as the Local Planning Authority, for determination. Plans for phase 6 follow previous success on the community that has been built at Whitworth Park, as Barratt Homes hopes to provide further much-needed homes in the Spennymoor area.

To find out more about other developments within the Durham area, please visit: www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/north-east/durham

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