Green makeover for concrete jungle
Published by Riverside for Riverside in Environment and also in Communities, Housing
Peter Chambers, Cleanscape; Lesley Bridge, Riverside; Irene Hogg, resident; Arthur Savage, Liverpool City Council
A concrete jungle in Everton has had a green makeover thanks to a £1000 grant from housing association Riverside.
Working with Liverpool City Council, Riverside funded the project to breathe new life into the drab-looking landscape at John Bagot Close.
Peter Chambers, from Riverside’s gardening contractor Cleanscape, who regularly maintains the estate, took on the two-day project to plant new shrubs and enhance the look of the area.
It is hoped that once the shrubs are fully established, they will add a splash of greenery to the estate and improve the overall appearance.
Riverside tenant Irene Hogg, who is an active member of the North Liverpool Neighbourhood Forum, said: “There’s a lot of concrete on the estate and it is very grey and dull to look at.
“Hopefully, once the new plants take hold they will brighten the place up and add a bit of colour.”
Sophie Brown, Community Engagement Officer, added: ““We are committed to working with the community to improve neighbourhoods.
“Improving the environment helps to encourage residents to respect their environment and foster pride in their surroundings.”
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