Through our partnership with Metworks, the in-house repairs and maintenance team at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH), we funded a project to improve the facilities and access to Thorley Pre-School and neighbouring MTVH sheltered housing scheme.

Over £6800 was awarded to MTVH for the project, which replaced the fencing around the pre-school in Bishop Stortford and tarmacked the only footpath leading to the school and sheltered housing scheme.

This project has given local pre-school children a safe place to learn and play, and provided safe access to both the pre-school and sheltered housing scheme for local residents with mobility issues. Furthermore, those residents living in sheltered housing – many of which have very little family – have the opportunity to safely visit and interact with the pre-school children, providing some much needed human interaction, and invaluable intergenerational opportunities.

John Frangou, Head of Delivery (North London) at Metworks said, ‘It was a pleasure to be a part of this project and improve the lives of MTVH’s local residents. The project has allowed residents to easily access the pre-school facilities by way of a newly laid path. Before this was undertaken residents struggled to access the school due to an uneven gravel path, which sometimes resulted in injury to the elderly community using this path. Once they get to the school the newly installed and redecorated fence provides an engaging environment for our residents to undertake their activities.’

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