23 January 2019
A picture of Pupils name new Chester housing development

Schoolchildren have chosen the name for a new housing development in a Cheshire village after taking part in a competition.

Pupils at Elton Primary School were tasked with putting their thinking caps on to come up with a moniker for the four one-bedroom apartments being constructed at Whitefields by Sanctuary Homes.

Bluebell View was the winning entry, narrowly edging out other contenders such as Whitefield Villas, Sunset View, Sanctuary Close and Sycamore Avenue.

The two pupils who thought up Bluebell View were presented with vouchers at a special assembly by Sanctuary’s head of development Colleen Eccles, who also spent time talking with children about what it takes to develop new homes.

The competition took place as part of Sanctuary’s MORE programme, which connects with people in places where Sanctuary is developing new homes and helps to engage future residents with the organisation’s work.

The Elton development is one of three being delivered across Chester which will see 29 homes built in time for spring 2019.

Nineteen properties will also be built on the site of the former Highfield pub, off Western Avenue, in Blacon, comprising six three-bedroom houses, five two-bedroom houses and eight one-bedroom apartments.

Six one-bedroom apartments are being built at Church Road in Saughall.

Sanctuary’s head of development – relationship management, Colleen Eccles, said: “This competition was a fantastic opportunity to engage with pupils and encourage them to be creative. They were hugely enthusiastic about the project and some of the names put forward were imaginative.

“We were happy to select Bluebell View as the new name for our development at Whitefields and thank the school for coming with us on this exciting journey.”

Kevin Manning, the Headteacher at Elton Primary School, added: “Our pupils were delighted to take part in the naming competition and really enjoyed coming up with the shortlist.

“I am sure it will be a moment of great pride for them when they see the name Bluebell View displayed at the development.”