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Alma’s youngest residents ask about estate

Published Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Children as young as seven at Alma Primary School are expressing a lively interest in developments on the Alma estate where most of them live.

And because they have a lot of questions they want to ask, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Ahmet Oykener and the council’s project manager, Peter George, who are keen to hear what the children have to say.

Cllr Oykener said, “It will be a real pleasure to hear the children’s questions and views. I am looking forward to meeting them and showing them how the estate will look when it is finished in a few years’ time.”

Alma Estate project manager, Peter George, added, “These children are the future of this estate so it is vital that we actively engage with them and other young people so that they can help shape the future of their neighbourhood.”

At the meeting the children will be able to look at artists’ computer images and models of the estate. They will also be told about the works going on and how to be careful while this is happening.

During the meeting they will be invited to draw their idea of home and there will be prizes for the most original ideas.
Headteacher, Helen Thomas, said, “Our children are full of ideas and excited that they will be able to tell the council what they think. This will be a most productive meeting from some of Enfield’s youngest residents.”

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