Town and Country gets in the festive mood

Older residents show off their house shaped tree decorations

Nearly 50 people enjoyed tasty festive treats including Christmas cake and mince pies. It was a chance for residents to meet members of the Tenants Representative Committee, resident groups and our Communities Team too.

Guests could take part in a free raffle which included prizes of a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates and a teddy bear.

The coffee morning was also an opportunity for residents to take part in one of a series of creative workshops creating housing themed decorations for the Christmas tree in reception.

Artist in residence Jane Churchill asked the residents to paint cut-outs of houses in their own individual style and add some Christmas sparkle with jewels and glitter.

In the afternoon, children from St Peter’s Primary School, Tunbridge Wells, visited Monson House to create their own miniature houses and finish decorating the Christmas tree.

Several other workshops have taken place across the borough over the past month encouraging our tenants and their children to get creative.

In a cross generational project, pupils from St Barnabas’ Primary School worked with residents of St Stephen’s Court while children from Paddock Wood Primary School also created mini masterpieces at a workshop at the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.

Community Investment Officer Dawn Grant: “We decided to bring the event back by popular demand. People really seemed to enjoy it. The decorations created have made the reception area look very festive.”

Pictured here are two residents showing off their creative talents.