Three Towers summer event to say thank you

We held a fun summer event at the Towers for residents and their children with free ice cream!

With the help of our partners at Mi-Space, Bailey Partnership and Plymouth Argyle Community Trust we were able to provide a fantastic spread of pasties and ice cream, and even a smoothie bike!

Argyle set up goals for the children to have a good kick around throughout the evening and a children’s entertainer and DJ and some live performers provided the atmosphere with some music and magic.

Housing Officer Paula Williams said: “This was such a special event because we know how disruptive this last year has been for the residents living in the Towers with lots of ongoing works to install heat detectors and sprinklers, so this was the least we could do to say thank you.

“It’s been a brilliant turn out we’ve seen a lot of people that don’t usually attend our events so I think it shows that if we make it fun then people will come down and engage with us, which allows us to build good relationships with our residents and they’ll feel more comfortable talking to us about any issues they may have.”

Lisa Saunders, Community Engagement Manager for Mi-Space who are currently installing the sprinklers to residents flats, agreed with Paula: “It’s nice to have an event like this because most of the time our Liaison Officers are talking works and appointments with residents, so to be able to actually spend time with residents in a more relaxed atmosphere will really help strengthen those relationships.

“I’m particularly admiring the smoothie bike – having to cycle to blend up a variety of fruit for a delicious smoothie – what’s not to love?!”

A series of art and craft and gardening activities was overseen by PCH’s Natalie Samuels and Suzanne Burns who said: “The children are really enjoying the arts and crafts, we try to make sure there are regular events happening in the Community Room aimed at all ages and abilities. We run those alongside the current tea, toast and games that regularly take place as well as new mindfulness workshops we will be starting to run.”