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Great support for gardeners at sheltered housing scheme


Pentre Mawr residents John Pring, Sylvia Prince and Anne Rothwell are pictured with the team from E. Jones and Sons who helped create the new raised vegetable beds at the scheme

Keen gardeners at a sheltered housing scheme for older people in Abergele have been given a helping hand to get their latest ‘grow-your own’ project off the ground

Travis Perkins Managed Services donated £ £532.58 of materials from their Legacy Fund and local contractors E. Jones and Sons donated their time and resources as well as five tonnes of topsoil to create a new raised veggie-bed for the residents at Pentre Mawr – a sheltered housing scheme managed by Clwyd Alyn housing Association.

North Wales Garden Centre have also donated £100 of shrubs, perennials and bedding plants to brighten up another area of the gardens.

“It’s been a brilliant team effort with some great help from many of our friends in the wider community,” said Alison Pring, Warden at the scheme.

As well as thanking Travis Perkins, E. Jones and Sons and the North Wales Garden Centre we’d also like to add thanks to Chris Goddard from PenAlyn, our in-house maintenance team who did a brilliant job arranging everything.”

“We’re now really looking forward to planting out the new beds – and hopefully harvesting some tasty produce too,” added Alison.

Louise Blackwell, Community Development Manager for Clwyd Alyn said: “This is a brilliant example of what a difference can be made in the local community with the help of everyone working together. Thanks to the donations and support of local contractors and partners our residents are now able to keep fit with their commitment to the new vegetable beds, and maintain a healthy diet with some fresh produce too.”

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