Warm welcome at Donington Court, Darvel

Mr and Mrs Struthers showed visitors from the Council around their beautiful new home at Donington Court in Darvel recently.

Their home is part of the Council’s stunning new development which consists of four three bedroom family homes and four two bedroom family homes which face onto West Donington Street. In a courtyard off the main road, there are a further four two bedroom bungalows and a two bedroom home suitable for wheelchair users, with an integral car port.

Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council was joined by local members Councillors Bobby McDill, John McFadzean and Elena Whitham, Chris McAleavey, Depute Chief Executive: Safer Communities and Blair Millar, Housing Services Manager to view the new development.

Councillor Reid presented flowers to Mrs Struthers as a home warming gift. He said: “This development forms part of the Council’s Strategic Local Programme 2012/15 to deliver 197 new homes in town centres across East Ayrshire.

“The development in Darvel combines a range of homes which meet the needs of a variety of tenants including families, older people and wheelchair users. The homes have been designed with this in mind and are easily accessible, with large airy kitchens and walk in showers in the bungalows. They are also well insulated, making them warm and more economical to heat.

“Mr and Mrs Struthers were wonderful hosts. It was great to meet them both and to see the difference their new home has made to their lives.”

Mrs Struthers said: “How could anyone not be happy with such a wonderful home? We were living in an upstairs flat and while we loved our home and had brilliant neighbours, it wasn’t suitable for our needs and we were struggling with the stairs. This house will completely transform our lives for the better and I think it is going to feel like a great wee community once everyone has settled in.

“John and I are delighted with our new home, it is just wonderful.”

Built in partnership with Crudens Building and Renewals and supported by funding from the Scottish Government; work commenced on site in February 2015 and was completed in May 2016.

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