Chapel Street Estate celebrating 50th anniversary

Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Active & Supportive Communities, Home Page | 0 comments

Brierley Hill residents are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their estate with a fun day featuring the emergency services, stalls and music.

The event, on Saturday, September 5, is being organised to mark the opening of the Chapel Street estate in 1965.

It takes place from noon to 4pm at the Nine Locks Community Centre in Hill Street. West Midlands Police and Fire Services will be attending, along with other organisations. There will be stalls, music from Black Country Community Radio and refreshments.

Councillor Gaye Partridge, cabinet member for housing, said:

“We had a successful launch of the birthday celebrations in May when the community got together to share their memories of living on the estate.

“That event helped to forge new links between the residents and local organisations, such as the Nine Locks Community Centre and South Street Baptist Church which both host activities and services for the local community.

“The residents even decided to produce a regular newsletter to publicise local events on the estate.

“The fun day is a culmination of the birthday celebrations and a great example of the community working together to create a day of entertainment for everyone to enjoy.”

There are more than 700 tenants at Chapel Street which consists of 15 low and high rise blocks.

The celebrations are being organised by Dudley Federation of Tenants and Residents Association and Chapel Street Estate Tenants and Residents Association in conjunction with Dudley Council.

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