Ocean Group Chief Executive, David Renwick, said Ocean is always keen for local residents to get involved in new developments: “These children are the future of the community so it is very fitting that they have decided how it will be represented to tomorrow’s world. We are very grateful that the local school has been so enthusiastic about this project and helped us to create a tribute that is unique to St Day.”
Mrs Jenny Green, head teacher at St Day School, said the school was very pleased to be involved in the project: “The pupils have really enjoyed the challenge of finding items that capture their daily life.”
The £2.3 million housing development on Telegraph Hill at St Day now provides 19 three bedroom homes for people with a strong local connection to St Day Parish, with 14 for affordable rent and 5 for Homebuy shared ownership. David Renwick said he is only too aware of how difficult it is for local people to find homes in rural villages like St Day: “It is for this reason that we are very pleased to have provided with our partners such high quality affordable homes for local families, that will help the local community to thrive.”
The scheme is a partnership between Ocean Housing, the Homes & Communities Agency that provided £1,172,000 grant funding, and Kerrier District Council that contributed £118,000. Jody Jeffrey from the Affordable Housing team at Cornwall Council says Kerrier District Council was happy to support the scheme: “The scheme provides 19 much needed family homes built to the high standards set out by the Homes & Communities Agency. All the homes went to people with local connections to the parish. There is still a need for affordable homes in this area, which only goes to show how important this development is.”
The Parish Council has named the site ‘Fairfield’, in memory of a travelling fair that used to visit the village years ago and has also donated a number of artefacts for the time capsule.