A HOUSING project has been shortlisted to receive a £10,000 makeover in a national competition.
The Forum Housing Association venue, Speak Ezy Station Road, Ellesmere Port, is one of nine community projects being voted for by the public to win a much-needed transformation in the contest, run by Homebase.
The venue is used to bring young people aged 16-25, who are accommodated and supported by Forum, together and encourage them to become better citizens through different activities and sessions.
Amy Butterworth, young peoples services manager, said: “Currently the outdoor space is in desperate need of a makeover.
“We are paying for an area that at the moment we don’t use because it is unsafe. We would love somewhere that we hold community events such as a big barbecue.”
Now they need votes from the people of Ellesmere Port.
Homebase launched the competition in conjunction with Home, the UK’s first home TV channel, as part of a campaign aimed at “transforming the nation”.
Carlisle train station underwent a transformation in February to provide the backdrop for the competition’s launch and was featured on national television.
People across the country were then asked to nominate spaces they would like to transform and Amy immediately put forward the Speak Ezy premises.
Rebecca Brock, brand controller at Homebase said: “We have been transforming the nation, making over spaces like a train station platform, a park bench and a post box.
“Now we want to do the same for a community space to really provide inspiration for those who use it. We have received so many worthy entries it will be hard for the public to choose.”