Boy wins name game

NAWN. Riverside Primary School pupil Luke Johnson receives his special accolade after winning a naming competition for Hanover's newest Extra Care Housing estate 'Popple Well Springs' in Tadcaster. Handing over the award are from front left Councillor Chris Metcalfe, Hanover Housing Group Estate Manager Roger Harris, and Tadcaster Mayor John Fort. 110906ARpic.
NAWN. Riverside Primary School pupil Luke Johnson receives his special accolade after winning a naming competition for Hanover's newest Extra Care Housing estate 'Popple Well Springs' in Tadcaster. Handing over the award are from front left Councillor Chris Metcalfe, Hanover Housing Group Estate Manager Roger Harris, and Tadcaster Mayor John Fort. 110906ARpic.
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A SCHOOLBOY has come up with the name for a new special-care housing estate in Tadcaster.

Seven-year-old Luke Johnson, who goes to Riverside Community Primary School, was one of dozens of children to enter a competition to choose a name for the new retirement community estate.

Luke’s suggestion for the new estate was Popple Well Springs.

The development, which has 51 one and two-bedroom properties, gives elderly residents 24-hour-a-day access to on call emergency responders, and also has a shop, hairdressing salon and social areas.

Councillor Mark Crane, leader of Selby District Council, said: “This is about giving people more choice and independence.

“By working alongside Hanover Housing and North Yorkshire County Council we’re able to help people to live independently, but with support in place in case it’s needed.

“This is the second extra care scheme we’ve been involved with in the district, the other being in my ward in Brayton.

“Both are proving popular with residents and both help people to help themselves.

“This new development is really impressive – great facilities in great building at the heart of the community.”