Bright future as former mining village is really growing places

Twechar awards  (l to r) Cllr. Alan Moir, Colin Rae (Places for People Development Director), Cllr Ashay Ghai, Cllr. Stewart MacDonald (local member for Twechar), David Hopkins (Chair of Twechar Residents and Tenants Association)
Twechar awards (l to r) Cllr. Alan Moir, Colin Rae (Places for People Development Director), Cllr Ashay Ghai, Cllr. Stewart MacDonald (local member for Twechar), David Hopkins (Chair of Twechar Residents and Tenants Association)

MASSIVE strides to ensure a bright future for a village with a rich history have been celebrated at the opening of a new housing development.

A number of groups, agencies and local organisations have pulled together to help revitalise Twechar.

Residents joined councillors and developer Places for People at a special event to celebrate the launch of Roman Fields, a new development of 55 homes overlooking the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Campsie Hills.

It was also an opportunity to mark the village’s recent successes at the Scottish Home Awards and Homes for Scotland Awards.

Places for People development director Colin Rae said: “It really is a lovely community and it is a privilege to be part of creating a sustainable and vibrant environment that is fostering prosperity.”

Twechar Tenants and Residents Association chairman David Hopkins said: “To win these awards is fantastic.

“It’s great to see the last eight years of hard work being recognised, especially for all the community volunteers involved.

“Roman Fields will bring a better standard of housing to the village for those who are being rehoused, as well as for those looking to get their first foot on the property ladder. It’s also great to have two shared equity schemes available which is bound to entice new people to Twechar.”

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