Homes development gets own sports day

Places for People's Wolverton Park development, took part in their own mini Olympics, as part of a national project aimed at bringing sport to people's doorsteps. This event is one of 10 events held across the UK, in partnership with Street Games, a national sports charity.
Places for People's Wolverton Park development, took part in their own mini Olympics, as part of a national project aimed at bringing sport to people's doorsteps. This event is one of 10 events held across the UK, in partnership with Street Games, a national sports charity.

A PROPERTY developer organised a games day for residents in Milton Keynes.

The community games in Wolverton Park were one of 10 across the country aimed at taking sport to people.

Property management, development and regeneration firm Places for People prides itself on not just the bricks and mortar of housing but in things like community spirit which also add value to an area.

More than 100 residents from Wolverton Park’s 300 homes took part in their own mini Olympics. Sports people, clubs and organisations promoted their clubs and took part in small demonstrations. The day, on July 14, was held in partnership with Street Games, a national sports charity.

The games are part of a national programme called Green Spaces for People which has seen Places for People give a green makeover to 80 communities across the UK. The project is funded by a grant of more than £15million from the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces Programme.

Wendy Hambidge, housing services manager at Places for People, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people finding out about new sports and activities in their local community. The event will help provide a legacy for sport in the local area.”

Wolverton Park was recently named as one of the top five developments in the world by the Urban Land Institute, and has won numerous awards.