Tenants’ treat at tenth year birthday bash

Youngsters take part in athletic activities at the Big Birthday Bash for Nottingham City Homes.

Youngsters take part in athletic activities at the Big Birthday Bash for Nottingham City Homes.

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Hundreds of people flocked to a special event at Bulwell Academy last Saturday to mark the tenth birthday of Nottingham City Homes.

Visitors turned up from all over the city and the extension of the NET tram system made it much easier to get to Bulwell from Clifton.

Mark Kirk and his children, Ethan and Nicole try some crazy golf when they popped into the Big Birthday Bash event run by Nottingham City Homes at the Bulwell Academy on Saturday.

Mark Kirk and his children, Ethan and Nicole try some crazy golf when they popped into the Big Birthday Bash event run by Nottingham City Homes at the Bulwell Academy on Saturday.

One highlight of the day was a demonstration and taster session by Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. A children’s zone included a national video game arcade and a science project entitled Ignite.

Netball, relay races and a table tennis robot were features of an active zone while Bulwell Forest Community Garden was represented in a ‘green’ zone.

During the event, awards were presented to the winners of Nottingham’s best-kept garden competition.

First prize for the section which included Bulwell went to Colleen Mulligan and award winners in a schools section included Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, of Bulwell.

Layla Horley and her grandma Denise Davis enter the raffle in aid of the Friends of Nottingham Mental Health, during their visit to the Bulwell fun day on Saturday.  Also picutred is Alex Dale from the charity.

Layla Horley and her grandma Denise Davis enter the raffle in aid of the Friends of Nottingham Mental Health, during their visit to the Bulwell fun day on Saturday. Also picutred is Alex Dale from the charity.

A Tenant Academy graduation ceremony rewarded tenants and leaseholders who have improved their skills and knowledge to help their community and give themselves a better chance in life.

NCH chief executive Nick Murphy said the organisation endeavoured to create homes and estates where people wanted to live.”

Paige and Ellie Sleigh, who are on the front cover of Nottingham City Homes' Big Birthday Bash programme, enjoy their celebrity during a visit to the fun day which was held on Saturday at the Bulwell Academy.

Paige and Ellie Sleigh, who are on the front cover of Nottingham City Homes' Big Birthday Bash programme, enjoy their celebrity during a visit to the fun day which was held on Saturday at the Bulwell Academy.