Dines Green

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Dines Green is a suburb of Worcester in England, and lies in the St. John ward in the west of the city. Initially developed as council housing, the estate now consists of a mix of council and privately owned homes: 49% of households were renting from the council or another landlord at the 2001 census.HistoryFormerly farming land, Dines Green was built in the late 1950s by the building contractor Spicers and consisted of a mix of semi-detached homes and large blocks of flats. Worcester City Council at the time wanted uniformity in the front gardens of houses on the estate, turfing over any deviations from this uniformity. The vast majority of the semi detached homes were built using precast concrete; these homes were updated in the 1980s with the concrete being stripped away and replaced with brick. The blocks of flats that were built using pre cast concrete were demolished (also in the 1980s) and new "apartments" built in their place.The original residents of Dines Green were working class families at the lower end of the social scale. Employment amongst the residents was high though and centered upon mostly unskilled positions and qualified tradesman. The 2001 census found little change: 42% of adults had no qualifications, but unemployment was close to the city average.When Dines Green was built a small play area for children was provided, but it was lost together with other small grassed areas during the 1980s restoration of the estate.2007 Worcestershire FloodingDuring the widespread flooding throughout 2007 in Worcestershire, the Dines Green area was hit by water running off the nearby fields and flooding peoples homes. As a result of the flooding, many of the telephone cables in the area were affected, resulting in residents receiving the wrong calls. Flooding was also reported in the area in June 1955.

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