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COMMUNITY

We're proud that a thriving, proud local community has emerged at Waverley as we've built the site out over the past decade, bringing with it a sense of belonging and collectiveness in the wider site.

BUILDING A COMMUNITY

As more homes and commercial spaces are built at Waverley, there is an urgent need to bring forward the 'third spaces' - community, retail and supporting uses - that form the heart of development to support healthy, happy lives.

 

Aside from the development of green space and the build out of the school, parks and the 'Winter Green' pub, the next few years will see a wider number of community facilities built for the 3,000+ residents and c. 2,000 workers.  This includes Olive Lane - our plan to develop a mixed-use heart of the community at the centre of Waverley.

We work closely with a range of community groups across Waverley including the Waverley Community Council (see their website link here).

Communicating effectively with local people is also central to our approach.  Apart from this website and our other digital media channels, we also sponsor and provide content for Wave Magazine - an A5 size lifestyle publication delivered free to over 1000 homes across the Waverley development with an additional 200 copies delivered to local businesses on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, other business centres, and the Winter Green pub.

The magazine is published every two months and provides a link between the residential and commercial activities taking place at Waverley, Rotherham, keeping residents informed of future developments, local news and general interest stories.

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Waverley Junior Academy

Harworth have funded and delivered a brand new state of the art primary school for Waverley which opened in September 2020. It was built in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council who designed and project managed the build. The school is run by Aston Community Education Trust (ACET) who do a fantastic job supporting and guiding Waverley's children, providing outstanding learning and enrichment opportunities. 

You can find out more about the school on their website by clicking here

Watch our video below showing the build process which began in Autumn 2019.

Waverley Community Garden

Harworth have been working with Sheffield Hallam University as part of an 'active towns' project to look at different ways to deliver key green and community spaces. As part of this project, a community group called the Waverley Buds were created who have run a number of small gardening projects over the last few years.

Harworth have now created a new community garden space within the central part of Waverley opposite the school which includes a series of raised planters and seating areas. This area will now be managed by the Waverley Buds to create a community led garden area within the heart of Waverley.

Waverley Garden Room

In partnership with Well Rotherham and the Waverley Community Council we are working on a joint project to deliver a small community room that will be built as part of the Community Garden area. A planning application is currently being considered by Rotherham Council.

Waverley Community Events

Waverley is a great place to live and has an active community. For a number of years now, a dedicated group of residents have organised a schedule of community activities including Christmas markets and lights switch on events, an annual scarecrow festival, Halloween Pumpkins trails, Easter egg hunts and a regular summer gala. Check out the events face book page here

The Land Trust and Waverley Community Management Company

The Management Company at Waverley has been set up to look after and have responsibility for the management of the green spaces at Waverley and administer the service charge for all residents. Some of the shared green spaces at Waverley are still in the ownership / management of the individual house builders prior to being handed over to the management company but the majority of the areas are managed by the Land Trust. Further information can be found on the Land Trust's website here. You can email the land trust directly by clicking here