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Bitterne Park Primary School get new play space following donation from local housebuilder

Green space donation
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22 May 2019

McCarthy Stone, the housebuilder behind the Retirement Living development, The Boathouse, on Cobden Avenue, has donated £500 to local school, Bitterne Park Primary School.

The donation helped to fund the school’s new green space - a section of the local park behind the school, which has been dedicated primarily to the education of pupils at Bitterne Park Primary, as well as key community use so that they can enjoy the park in a safe environment. The donation specifically contributed to two picnic benches which the children can use to enjoy the sunshine at lunchtime.

The children were incredibly excited to begin enjoying the new space away from risks such as dogs and litter, which previously made the park unsafe to play in at times. The space will also be open to local community clubs such as church groups and local fitness clubs, to benefit from; and who can contact the school to book the space.

Headteacher of Bitterne Park Primary School, Gerida Montague, was presented with the cheque for £500 by Katrina Andrews, Sales Executive for McCarthy Stone.

Gerida Montague, commented: “The children are delighted with their new safe space and very excited to enjoy lessons and playtime outdoors. We are grateful to McCarthy Stone for their donation, which will help us on our way to achieving our goals for the children here at Bitterne Park Primary School.”

Nicki Beswarick, Marketing Manager for McCarthy Stone Southern, said: “We are thrilled to be able to assist  Primary School in their work to provide their pupils with a safe green space in which to learn and play. It has been a pleasure to be able to donate £500 to such an incredibly worthwhile cause in the local area.” 

Providing much-needed specialist Retirement Living accommodation for local people in Bitterne Parkand the surrounding areas, the new Retirement Living development, will provide an ideal downsizing option for retirees seeking the privacy that comes with owning your own home; but with the added benefit of an on-site community and additional security.

Aimed exclusively at those aged 60 and over, The Boathouse will compromise of 50 one and two-bedroom luxury apartments, and will feature a homeowner’s lounge that overlooks the river - ideal for socialising with friends and neighbours, beautifully landscaped gardens; and a fantastic guest suite for when visitors come and stay.

Set within its own small but thriving community, local amenities are can be found directly opposite the development on Bitterne Park Triangle where there is a local bakers, supermarket, drycleaners, various takeaways and convenience stores. There is also a convenient bus stop directly outside, providing regular services to Southampton city centre and neighbouring areas such as St Denys, Bitterne, Portswood and Eastleigh.

Those interested in Retirement Living at McCarthy Stone’s The Boathouse are invited to call 0800 201 4811.

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