The event included:
Plans of the completed Village, including details of homes
and communal leisure facilities.
Opportunities for visitors to talk to City Councillors,
ExtraCare support and activity staff and residents from existing
Feedback areas for questions and comment.
Activity areas which include free health checks, benefits
advice and entertainment.
If you are over the age of 55, living in Birmingham and would
like to register your interest in the Village application process
please phone, 0870 777 4800
Pannel Croft Village opens in spring 2013 and will provide 180
affordable homes for rent (80%) and part-purchase (20%). Properties
will surround a community-based Village Centre with a wide range of
facilities including a gym, restaurant, craft room and woodwork
area. Care will be available in the Village for those who need
The Village will create over 50 ExtraCare jobs and an additional
36 funded-apprenticeships, on site during construction with
house-builders Frank Haslam Milan. Other partners who have
contributed to the scheme's development are Urban Living (£2.4m),
The Homes and Communities Agency (£6.4m) and The Department of
Councillor John Lines, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "I am
delighted to be able to share our plans for the City's second
retirement village for our older people in Newtown, one of five
planned for the City. The event will provide an opportunity for
prospective residents, their families and friends to meet with
ExtraCare staff and residents of other villages to see what village
life can offer.
"The Village will not only provide new homes but provide much
needed training and employment opportunities for local people in
this difficult time"
Pannel Croft is the second of five planned villages across the
City, a £200m development partnership between Birmingham City
Council and The ExtraCare Charitable Trust. The first 260-home
Village, New Oscott (developed with Midland Heart), opened in March
2010 and is now oversubscribed. A third 241-home village, off the
Hagley Road in Harborne, is awaiting the outcome of a planning
Newtown Village Centre will provide a social hub for local older
people - especially those who suffer isolation or have limited
means. This Village Centre requires £2m funding through ExtraCare's
Smile Appeal - an appeal which is helping to fund five ExtraCare
Village Centres, regenerating older peoples' involvement in
community life across the City. For more information about The
Smile Appeal, please contact Alison Whittingham on 024 76 506011.
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