Hampers build good relations

Pictured at the hamper presentation are (left to right) Paul Blackwell. project manager at Bullock Construction Limited, Bullock Construction customer care manager Stephanie Bennett, residents Evelyn and Gerry Herbert, Bullock Construction customer care manager Wendy Brown and Bullock Construction site manager David Howells.

Pictured at the hamper presentation are (left to right) Paul Blackwell. project manager at Bullock Construction Limited, Bullock Construction customer care manager Stephanie Bennett, residents Evelyn and Gerry Herbert, Bullock Construction customer care manager Wendy Brown and Bullock Construction site manager David Howells.

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RESIDENTS who have had some disruption in their everyday lives following a home modernisation programme have received some festive cheer from the companies involved.

Bullock Construction are the main contractors carrying out improvements to homes in Horden, Easington and Blackhall during a three-year programme.

The Mail reported earlier this year that 84 bungalows in Horden had to be rebuilt as part of the scheme after workers who had intended to update the interior discovered external walls were starting to fall down.

Work on the bungalows in Horden is ongoing, while improvements to 102 homes in Easington Colliery is three quarters of the way towards completion and work on 143 homes in Blackhall is due to start in March.

As a way of helping to spread festive cheer, Bullock and partners, including Accent Foundation, RNJ Partnership, Portland Consulting Engineers, Malones Group and Edwards & Bowers, organised a Christmas raffle for residents.

All Accent residents in the three villages were entered into a draw to win a bumper festive hamper and three runner-up hampers, packed with tasty treats and goodies.

Money for the hampers was raised after £170 was donated by employees of the various partner companies and partners involved in the scheme.

The winners of the main hamper were Evelyn and Gerry Herbert, from Easington, and the runners up were Mrs Scott from Easington, Mrs Park from Horden and Mrs Jones from Horden.

Bullock’s site manager David Howells said: “It’s been a tough task over the past nine months setting up the project, but we have really pulled together as a team.

“It is nice to do something with the community and we wish all residents a very Merry Christmas.”

The winners were drawn by Paul Blane from RNJ Partnership and Bullock has plans to run a monthly hamper draw for residents next year.