21st November 2017 by Larchfield Community
By way of introduction as our new neighbours, police representatives Sgt Paul Baker, Liz Byrne and Kath Curtis came to Larchfield to tell us all about the new building, to answer any questions and to explore how Larchfield could get involved.
At the meeting there was an excellent turn out of 30 people, representing community members, day placements and some staff. We learnt that the ground for the building was broken on the 20th of March this year and that by June 2018 it is anticipated that the staff will begin to move into the building.
A film taken by a drone was shown which captured the progression of the building work and there was also a computer generated tour of the interior of the building.
The proximity of Larchfield to the Hub provides an excellent opportunity for Hub staff to take a more active lunch break and walk past the Larchfield fields and orchards to make use of the amenities at our café.
On November 10th, four members of Larchfield staff were included in a tour of the construction site with Sgt Paul Baker giving a fabulous insight into how the building will be used. From the rooftop we could clearly see the garden barn, Leven and Aspen houses.
When tours of the construction site resume in January there will be an opportunity for four community members to be involved. The meeting at Larchfield generated a lot of interest and all are looking forward to furthering good relationships with our new neighbours.