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Volunteers give community garden some tender loving care

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Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Housing

Volunteers join together to complete garden Volunteers join together to complete garden

Volunteers in Kingsmead have joined forces to complete a community garden makeover which is set to bring a splash of colour to the estate throughout the summer.

Led by national charity, Groundwork, the project transformed the previously, empty space into a picturesque garden for residents and visitors of the area.

Throughout the makeover residents have been able to have an input into the type of garden and offer a helping hand in picking the plants that would feature. 

In the final stages of the project and following a large donation of materials from the managed services team of Travis Perkins, volunteers from property maintenance company, Sanctuary Maintenance and their sister company, Sanctuary Housing, buddied up with residents for an afternoon of hard graft to lay the path that runs through the middle of the garden. 

Carol Pond, estates staff supervisor at Sanctuary Maintenance, said: “Everybody chipped in to do their bit and it was great to work alongside the residents and other volunteers. The makeover has made the space more attractive on the eye for everybody within the estate.” 

To kick start the project Sanctuary Housing gave funding to Groundwork, whose volunteers have been working tirelessly to finish the project.

Joanne Revett, neighbourhood partnerships manager at Sanctuary Housing, said: “There has been a real sense of people coming together at all stages of the project.

“The garden is now somewhere that people can appreciate as they walk around the estate and we are grateful for the help from Groundwork, Sanctuary Maintenance and Travis Perkins to complete this project.”

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