A HOUSING trust celebrated opening four new developments in mid Cheshire with a river trip and afternoon tea.

Weaver Vale Housing Trust invited new residents and their families to join dignitaries at the event at Anderton Boat Lift , which marked the opening of 21 new homes in Winnington, Weaverham and Winsford.

Families had also taken part in a unique photographic exhibition that showcased their homes and personal journeys.

Lesley Worrall, who has moved into Booth Grove with her husband and three children, said: “We were living in a two bedroomed house before we moved in here, the girls were sharing a room and Connor had the dining room as his bedroom.

"The process with Weaver Vale has been brilliant, it took a couple of months but we were kept informed about what was happening the whole time.

" It’s a 100 times better, the house is bigger, we can all sit at dining table, the kids can play in the garden and Connor has his own room.”

Guests at the event included the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Susan Sellers, and Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Mike Jones.

Susan Sellers said: “It was lovely to be able to talk to many of the new residents and hear at first hand how delighted they are with the quality of the new properties.

“It is clear that the trust not only has a commitment to building quality social housing but also demonstrates, in many different ways, their commitment to the people who live in them and also to others in the localities in which it operates.”