Recently Barnet Homes was treated to a tour at the site of the new upcoming dementia extra-care scheme, Ansell Court, by contractors Rydon.

Rydon have also been brilliant at involving the local community during the time they’ve been on site. They have been working closely with Mill Hill East Church on a community garden, which was unveiled as part of Mill Hill East’s recent Community Fun Day.

Mill Hill East Church and members of the area’s Jewish community solidified their commitment to celebrating diversity and inter-faith with a tree-planting ceremony.

There were three trees (one cherry and two apple!) planted in the new community garden, which are to be symbols of the community working together.

Matthew Offord, MP, gave a speech alongside the Pastor of Mill Hill East Church, Jewish Rabbis and the local Anglican Minister.

The church hosted family-friendly activities on the day, including a bouncy castle and arts and crafts.

And, by the time the next Mill Hill East Fun day comes around, the residents of Ansell Court will be able to join in with the special community spirit that exists in the area themselves.