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Red carpet treat for stars of estate’s film

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NEIGHBOURS who are the stars of their own film were treated to the full red carpet experience.

People who live and work in Wecock Farm were invited to watch a video all about the area at the weekend.

It comes as the estate is due to receive £1m in lottery funding over the next few years to help improve it.

There was free popcorn on the door and a red carpet to welcome neighbours who attended the screening at the Living Waters Church on Saturday.

Michelle Wilding, community development worker for WeBigLocal, the organisation behind the scheme, said: ‘Wecock Farm has been given £1m to spend and it’s the residents’ choice how they want to spend it.

‘We’ve been working hard to produce a film starring the residents to show how Wecock is now, and to get their ideas on what they want the money for.

‘It’s a day to get everyone involved, celebrate, and plan how to spend £1m.’

Mayor of Havant, Councillor Paul Buckley, joined people to watch the film, which was produced by 19-year-old Will Millar and 48-year-old Wecock resident Sean Nye.

Will said: ‘I’m pleased with how it all turned out in the end.

‘Hopefully everyone here will take something away from it.

‘It was good fun to produce and something that I hadn’t really done before.’

The event was also used to ask people who live in the Wecock area what they would like to see the £1m spent on.

For more information about the scheme or the video, visit webiglocal.org.

 

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