Star turn at opening ceremony

PUBLISHED: 15:46 08 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:51 28 May 2010

Cllr Kit Owen with Louisa Lytton after the opening ceremony

Cllr Kit Owen with Louisa Lytton after the opening ceremony

THE award-winning Foyer project, conceived as a flagship for the multi-million pound Nene Waterfront Regeneration scheme, has been officially opened by TV star Louisa Lytton, of The Bill and EastEnders. The Foyer Project, operated by Axiom Housing Associa

THE award-winning Foyer project, conceived as a flagship for the multi-million pound Nene Waterfront Regeneration scheme, has been officially opened by TV star Louisa Lytton, of The Bill and EastEnders.

The Foyer Project, operated by Axiom Housing Association, has already carried off the prestigious regional award for the Best Public/Community Project in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control), East Anglia Built in Quality Awards 2007.

The project, which opened its doors to 17 young people in December, plays a vital role in providing accommodation, training and mentoring under one roof to help break the cycle of no home-no job-no home that faces many young people.

Fenland District Council provided the land to build the Foyer and provided a grant of £330,000 towards the building cost. The concept was an integral part of the overall regeneration plan for the Nene Waterfront, funded jointly by funded by Fenland District Council, the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and the European Regeneration Development Fund administered by Go-East and English Partnerships.

Councillor Kit Owen, portfolio holder for Decent Homes, said: "We are very proud of the council's role in creating a first class home and education centre for young people. I know the young people who live there love it. It is a fitting flagship for the Nene Waterfront Regeneration scheme.

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