Residents of Rugby’s newest neighbourhood, Houlton, have received an eggs-tra special Easter delivery, thanks to the community’s master developer Urban&Civic.
Ahead of the Easter weekend, Houlton’s on-site management team took to the streets to safely deliver 280 Easter eggs to households across the development, helping to spread a little joy to residents in lockdown.
The sweet surprise comes after the cancellation of Houlton’s annual Easter Egg hunt, which was due to take place on Easter Monday.
With hundreds of parents and children joining the fun each year, the event should have seen families come together for a day of free Easter activities including a site-wide Easter egg hunt across the neighbourhood.
While its onsite activities and weekly events have been postponed, Urban&Civic is continuing to support the community by sharing a host of top tips and indoor activity ideas on its Facebook page to keep families entertained throughout the lockdown.
Johanne Thomas, Communications, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic, said: “Our annual Easter egg hunt has become a much-loved tradition in the community, with families and friends joining us for a day of free Easter activities, an egg hunt across the development, and of course lots of chocolate.
“Although we were unable to hold the event this year in light of the current circumstances, we were determined that our residents could still enjoy a little Easter fun and we hope the small gesture helped brighten their day.
“Over the past few weeks, the community has really come together to support one another, and we are incredibly proud of their spirit and resilience. We look forward to holding some fantastic events in the future,” she added.
Houlton is already home to St Gabriel’s CofE Academy, an award-winning eatery The Tuning Fork, community space The Barn and a state-of-the-art adventure play park. Construction of Rugby’s newest secondary school, Houlton School, is also currently underway and will see the site’s Grade-II listed former Rugby Radio Station buildings transformed into a new educational facility.
Once complete Houlton will feature 6,200 new homes, a further two primary schools, a GP health centre, children’s nursery, convenience store and further amenities, as well as extensive walkways, cycleways and green spaces. The development is a joint venture between master developers Urban&Civic and Aviva Investors.