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Daughter proud after Hainault development named after her businessman father

PUBLISHED: 11:59 10 February 2016

Cllr Jas Athwal with Georges relatives and residents at the opening

Cllr Jas Athwal with Georges relatives and residents at the opening

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A women felt “emotional yet proud” after a new development in Redbridge was named after her deceased father.

Rachael Livings along with her family, Cllr Jas Athwal and members of the community gathered at George Livings Close, Hainault for the unveiling of the plaque.

She said: “My dad was well known in the community and he used to be called Del Boy as he ran a second hand shop and a butcher for years.

“His name will live on in Ilford and he would have been really proud.”

The development is the second round of new affordable homes in Redbridge on a former garage site off of Manford way.

The flats were developed with council funding and money from the Mayor of London’s Housing Covenant initiative, which seeks to stimulate house building.

Rachael added: “My son said some words at the event and we were all really emotional.

“My two-year-old son is also called George Livings so he will grow up thinking it was named after him.”

Cllr Ross Hatfull, cabinet member for housing said, “I am pleased that we have been able to bring a rundown garage site back to life to provide much needed affordable homes for people in our Borough.

“This demonstrates our commitment to delivering new quality affordable homes for local people and these new homes are crucial to support our community and meet the current and future needs of Redbridge residents.”


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