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31st Aug 2019
Broadland Housing Group sandcastle competition winners Angels and Brian Barnes start their creation sm

Tenants of a Norfolk housing association got the chance to do some construction themselves – with a summer sandcastle building competition on Gorleston beach.

People living in Broadland Housing Association homes were invited to take to the sands to take part in the traditional summer holiday activity, as part of a series of fun activities designed to allow tenants and Broadland Housing staff to communicate in a relaxed environment.

Buckets, spades and miniature flags were provided, which meant the residents just needed to bring their imagination and a willingness to dig around Gorleston’s pristine sandy beach.

Winners of the competition were Brian and Angels Barnes, who live in Oulton Court, a retirement housing scheme in Oulton Broad.  They won a voucher for Great Yarmouth’s Sea Life Centre.

Top children’s sandcastle was built by siblings Rhys, Sophia and Tobey Jones, who live in Gorleston.

“It is so important that we keep up a dialogue with our tenants, so that they can have a real say in the way that the association is run, and so that we know the issues which are important to them,” said Paula Strachan, corporate communications manager at Broadland Housing.

“We find that the best way to do this is in the context of fun events, where people can bring their whole families.”