River Clyde Homes to host Broomhill free family fun day

River Clyde HomesRiver Clyde Homes (RCH) is holding a free family fun day on Saturday as part of its £26 million Broomhill regeneration project in Greenock.

The event will take place in the car park beside Broomhill Court on Ann Street between 12pm – 3pm.

The housing association is working with local organisation RIG Arts to host a fun day for all the family, with plenty for the kids to do. Entertainment includes a bouncy castle, free ice-cream for the kids, a northern soul DJ (from Broomhill Tavern) with a dance area, old playground games, facepainting and lots more. And it’s all free.

The fun day marks the beginning of a project to create a memory wall and people are encouraged to bring old photos of Broomhill, either of buildings or family events to create this.

As part of the regeneration package, one of the largest underway in Scotland, an ‘arts flat’ has been sponsored by RCH , British Gas & Riverside Inverclyde. The flat, which will be the hub of all the activity, is located at 12 Broomhill Court. ARC Light, a consortium of local artists, is going to run the arts project.

All sorts of activities will be offered over the three year project to encourage community participation and to drive forward the regeneration process. For the fun day, people will be encouraged to create a small ceramic item for display within it.

River Clyde Homes has committed to funding the ARTS project and will be providing an empty property for the duration of the project to operate as an art space.

Katrina Anderson, a tenant board member at RCH, said: “We’re hoping for a brilliant day of fun. After almost 200 people attended our Doors Open Day event in Broomhill, I hope people from across Inverclyde will come along and tell us their views on the regeneration plans for the area. The launch of the arts flat is an exciting initiative and one that I hope will bring the community closer together.”


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