Community Project at Church Croft in West Bridgford
We also work with Metropolitan on social added value projects, with the aim of giving back to the community, and encouraging participation by the elderly or compromised. One recent scheme we have completed is a community project at Church Croft, a retirement housing development managed by Metropolitan in West Bridgford.
Residents wanted a project that could involve everybody in an outside activity. Streetwise employees Billy and Zoe assessed the site, and offered advice on what would be possible. It was agreed that an allotment area would be created where residents could grow their own plants and vegetables. Streetwise prepared the land, provided seeds and plants, and worked with residents, offering advice and help with the planting.
The allotment has been a huge success. It's a place that residents can interact socially, enjoy activity and fresh air, and appreciate the fruits of their labours. Harvesting a range of vegetables including potatoes, beans and tomatoes, and picking fresh flowers, has been incredibly satisfying for all concerned.
Amy Frost, Project Support Officer at Church Croft said, 'It was really good working with Streetwise. We explained what the customers at Church Croft wanted and they came down to look at the site and give advice and highlight potential problems. Billy and Zoe were very supportive and helped kick start the project which would have been an overwhelming job without them.'
John Scott-Lee, Managing Director of Streetwise Environmental said, 'It's wonderful to be able to make contributions like this to our local community and see such positive outcomes, with residents enjoying a peaceful green space away from their everyday lives.'
Here's to future harvests!
The Streetwise Team
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