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Oldest residents visit newest building


Published by Liz Reeson for Two Rivers Housing in Communities

Two of Newent’s oldest residents visited the newest building in town this week.

Bert Bullock (101) and Evelyn Adamson (94) (known as Peggy) last visited the site of the new Two Rivers Housing office in Cleeve Mill Lane in October 2012 when they helped to launch the start of building work.

Yesterday (Tuesday 25 March), they returned to see how the mass of bricks and metalwork have been transformed into a modern, attractive and highly-energy efficient office for the local not-for-profit housing association.

Chief Executive Garry King and Chair David Garnett were on hand to welcome them to the building, and Home Ownership Manager Jasmine Ellicott gave them a personal guided tour to show off the features that make it the first BREEAM ‘Excellent’ new-build office in the county.

It’s fair to say the VIP guests – who both live independently in Two Rivers homes and have a combined age of 195 – were impressed by what they saw. “Oh, it’s lovely!” exclaimed Peggy.

“We were so pleased to be able to welcome Bert and Peggy back to our office,” said Garry King. “They joined us at the start of this project, and it was great to be able to show them the result.”


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