Three generations of Ryeburn Close tenants turned out to celebrate the scheme’s 25th anniversary in August. The street party at the Kessingland scheme included a BBQ, afternoon tea, facepainting, fancy dress, children’s poetry and art competitions, and a lucky dip. Orwell Housing neighbours also joined in the fun.
Ryeburn Close opened on 16 April 1994, and 10 of the original tenants still live there, including Debra Ripper. She was celebrating at the party with her grandchildren. Debra moved into the scheme as a young mother and shared photographs of the close taken over the years with her neighbours. She said:
I love living here and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!
Moll Robb is Chair of the Tenants’ Association, which includes all the tenants at the scheme and also celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. She said:
Thank you Broadland Housing for building our homes and listening to us over the years. Without your help and support for our Residents Association we would not have been able to keep going. Thank you too to all the members of the Tenants’ Association, past and present, for keeping this a very nice place to live!