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Community spirit brings new community garden


Published by Kerry Stanley for Severnside Housing in Housing and also in Communities

Coppice Walk Community Garden Coppice Walk Community Garden

Community spirit brings new community garden – with special thanks to B&Q

Severnside residents were recently given something to smile about when their community garden at Coppice Walk in Shrewsbury was chosen to receive a stunning make-over.

The garden project was undertaken by a group of young people involved in the award winning program that has been developed by Severnside, along with the Princes Trust and City of Wolverhampton College, and was kindly sponsored by B&Q.

Edge Abboh, the Community Development Officer involved with running the programme, said “this is such a rewarding project for young people to get involved with. The residents are absolutely thrilled with the beautiful communal area that has been created. I’d like to say well done to those who worked hard on this project as well as a very big thank you to everyone who has supported both the programme and this project. Special thanks must also go to B&Q, who made the garden possible with their generous donation of plants, compost, gardening equipment and two wooden park benches.”

A spokesperson for B&Q said the company was delighted to be involved in such a rewarding project and to be able to give something back to the community.

The 12 week programme – which is free – aims to assist 16–25 year olds through work experience in the community.

On completion of their 12 week course, the students receive:

·         Community Skills Certificate

·         First Aid Certificate

·         Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

·         Residential Completion

·         Health & Safety Awareness

If you are aged between 16–25 years and interested in getting involved with this program -- learning new life skills, making new friends and making a difference in your community – then contact Edge Abboh on 0300 300 0059 or email for more information.

Severnside is passionate about providing young people with opportunities to help them gain employment, further education and training or become involved in volunteering.


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