City West’s Monica Court sheltered scheme celebrates new garden
Published by Becki Ord for IPB Communications in Housing and also in Communities
Anne Oxton (City West Housing Trust), Dawn Crossley (City West Housing Trust), Emma (Comfortcall), Carol Baguley (City West Housing Trust), Marjorie Heaton (Monica Court resident).
A CELEBRATION day took place on Wednesday 15 August to mark the official opening of a newly transformed garden at City West Housing Trust’s Monica Court sheltered scheme in Eccles.
Customers, volunteers and partners from Bramhall Construction and ComfortCall enjoyed a barbeque in the sunshine as they relaxed in their revamped garden which has been re-named the Olympic Spirit Court Garden.
The re-design of the courtyard was completed by staff volunteers from City West and contractors Bramall Construction with help from residents with funding from Eccles Local Area Panel.
Customers were delighted with the work carried out to brighten the garden up which included the planting of new bedding flowers, creation of a rose memorial garden, assembling garden equipment and furniture. The newly formed garden club will continue to maintain the planted areas.
Commenting on the transformation of the garden, Roy Street, a resident at Monica Court said: “It’s brilliant – fantastic!”
Matt Jones, Assistant Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods for City West Housing Trust, said: “It’s great to see our customers at Monica Court enjoying their newly revamped garden. I’d like to thank our staff and Bramall Construction volunteers and especially the customers for their hard work. The Olympic Spirit Court Garden has been transformed into a lovely spot the residents will enjoy for years to come.”
For more information on City West’s work West Salford communities, visit www.citywesthousingtrust.org.uk