Basildon snooker hero Stuart Bingham welcomed tenants into their homes at a new housing development.

BCHA, part of the Swan Housing Group, in partnership with Basildon Council and Dennes Construction Ltd, have put the finishing touches to the Hatherleys.

The 18 quality affordable homes have been built on a brown-field site and include two full-mobility homes.

Stuart has risen to fame after knocking out Steven Hendry at the Embassy World Snooker Championship and was then only narrowly beaten by Jimmy White at the weekend.

Howard Denmark of Dennes said: "For developments to be successful a close working partnership must be achieved.

"This is a testimony of what can be achieved for the community both in terms of affordable homes and the generation of work for local labour and business."

Winning line up - Stuart Bingham, centre, with Howard Denmark of Dennes, Mike Willmott of Swan Housing and Lisa Marston of Basildon Council


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