Goalkeeping legend, Dave Beasant, was among the crowd celebrating at a groundbreaking ceremony for 99 new council homes in Church End earlier this week (16 January).
The former Premier League star, who grew up in the neighbourhood, came along to support the start of work on a permanent market square, five new commercial units and 99 one, two and three-bedroom council homes.
“I think it’s brilliant,” Dave said. “The area now is needing regeneration. I’m here to support that.”
Brent has teamed up with the developer, Wates, and the Jason Roberts Foundation on the project. Their partnership will also focus on initiatives that will bring value to the community such as enhancing a school playing field, organising tournaments, and offering career education to local pupils and the wider community.