Noble House officially opened

05th December 2011

102-year-old Mrs Eleanor Noble was the star of the show as Noble House in South Oxhey was officially opened last Thursday (1 December).

Mrs Eleanor Noble with five generations of family

Tenants of Noble House, which is named in honour of the oldest resident Mrs Eleanor Noble, plus members from Three Rivers District Council and Sanctuary Housing Association and staff of the Homes and Communities Agency attended the official opening of the new sheltered development, Noble House.

Martin Trevett, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“We began initial consultation with the residents in 2004 when it was decided that the bungalows were in a poor state of disrepair and required refurbishment or redevelopment.  Then the Clitheroe Club and the Methodist Church showed its age and lack of certain standards for it to maintain a viable use.”

“The new site has been replaced with a new block of 12 flats and two ground floor bungalows. These properties have been specially designed with consultation from the tenants to deal with their specific needs in mind, and all matters regarding them have been incorporated.”

Three Rivers District Council is currently consulting with residents on options to modernise South Oxhey Precinct. Find out more about the South Oxhey Initiative.

Phase Two of the development of a new Clitheroe Club and new Methodist Church is due for completion early next year.  The final phase will involve 31 units which will be a mixture of one and two bed flats to cater for the over 55+ age group and is due for completion in March 2013.