Green-fingered residents have room to grow
Published by James Allan for Salix Homes in Housing
An over-grown site earmarked for future development will soon be in full bloom.
Members of staff at Salford-based housing provider Salix Homes joined forces with Groundwork and the residents of Broughton to clean up a parcel of land on Meadow Road, Lower Broughton, Salford.
The land, which will be developed in the future, has been tidied up to make way for a mobile, community growing area for green fingered residents, complete with portable containers to grow plants, trees and vegetables.
The residents had been using a nearby plot of land earmarked for development behind Mocha Parade, but are now relocating to make way for the site to be developed.
Sue Sutton, director of customer and neighbourhood services at Salix Homes, said: “It was great to see the residents come together to clean-up the site. Everyone worked really hard picking up litter and cutting back shrubbery and they managed to fill a whole skip with rubbish.
“The residents are really pleased with the new site and once it’s up and running it will be a real asset to the area and of great benefit to the whole community.”
Mike Ormerod, Operations Director at Groundwork, said: “We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Salix Homes to identify positive temporary uses for pieces of land that are awaiting development – so called ‘meanwhile’ sites.
“Creating mobile community growing spaces is a great way of improving the environment and encouraging residents to get involved in activities that bring people together and improves their health and wellbeing.”
The new community growing area is expected to be completed later this month.