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Sutton Hill Community Garden

A community garden in Sutton Hill is set to flourish after it was identified as a social value project for a makeover

Telford & Wrekin Council works with its highways contractor Balfour Beatty on a number of social value schemes that help bring positive economic and social impacts that trickle down through bigger projects to the local community.

Operating as a charity, the Hub on the Hill lacked funds to refurbish the garden. Once complete it will create a safe outdoor space available for use again for a number of community groups and individuals who use the centre.

Councillor Lee Carter, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street said: “Our social value schemes show how the work we do trickles down through the borough and we get the very best value for money out of contracts.

“This scheme is one of a number where worthy community groups are given some extra help, allowing them to extend support wider into the community and I was so pleased to have been able to do my part too.”

The project will be delivered in two phases with phase one clearing the area and means the space can be properly assessed for refurbishment due in 2023.

Plans currently include making the area child friendly such as re-slabbing, new raised flowers beds, improving the ground, adding a new flexi play area, re-lining, and potential new gates/benches.

Volunteers with Hub on the Hill manager Tony (fourth from left) next to Telford & Wrekin Councillors Paul Watling, Cabinet Member for Safer & Stronger Communities, Councillor Lee Carter, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street.

Volunteers Amanda Brown, Jon Smith, Shannon Genner with Hub on the Hill manager Terry Yarnell (fourth from left) next to Telford & Wrekin Councillors Paul Watling, Cabinet Member for Safer & Stronger Communities, Councillor Lee Carter, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street and more volunteers James Wilson, Lottie Pattison, Cristian Vitale and Joshua Jones.

Last updated: 12/10/2022 14:48