Bovis Homes have formed a productive partnership by hooking up with the local angling club near their development in Ramsden Clough in West Yorkshire and landing some positive PR.
Together with Todmorden Angling Society, we recently celebrated the re-opening of Ramsden Wood Lodge with a free 'taster day', aimed at people of all ages who would like to try their hand at angling.
The event celebrated the culmination of three years' of hard work which saw the Bovis Homes team liaising with the club to restore the lodge and surrounding area, which had fallen into disrepair. Also involved in the restoration of this site, which was formerly owned by Elite Homes, were Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency.
Now with the facility renewed and enhanced, the club is in charge of the future maintenance and upkeep of this attractive amenity for residents and other local people on the outskirts of this popular and picturesque development with views of the Pennines.
"There were some real technical and construction challenges and it took a real team effort to finally resolve them," said Matt Charnock, Regional Technical Director.
"It was great to be there on the day and see so many people using this facility, which promises to be a focus of the community for years to come.
"I am personally grateful to the secretary of the club, Ray Barber, for his enthusiasm, commitment and knowledge which assisted in its restoration.
"We have a tremendous working relationship with the 1,000 member club. They will operate the facility and I have no doubt it will continue to look as stunning as it did on the taster day."