Cash donation helps community gardens grow

Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014

Hawbush Gardens

Volunteers at Hawbush Community Gardens in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, are celebrating after we donated £500 to help them improve the outdoor space and provide a fresh and welcoming place for local residents to enjoy.

Hawbush Community Gardens – which is just a short walk away from our Lockside Walk development – is maintained by residents from the surrounding area with the help of environmental regeneration charity Groundwork West Midlands.

The £500 cash donation will help fund a large greenhouse and polytunnels and provide allotment spaces for local residents at the gardens, which are located off Bull Street.

Hawbush Community Gardens committee member, Carole Barratt, says: “It’s fantastic to have support from a local business to help improve this garden, which has so much potential, but has sadly become overgrown and neglected in recent years.

“Work has already begun on the project, and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation to help make these improvements possible.”

Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are delighted to be able to help Hawbush Community Gardens become a beautiful place that everyone can enjoy.

“The project’s revitalisation of this garden is a fantastic idea that will benefit so many local residents, and we are more than happy to be donating to this worthy cause.”

The team behind Hawbush Community Gardens is planning to work with a local mental health charity, to help those suffering from depression to grow plants and vegetables, while there are also plans to run gardening courses.

There’s a superb selection of two, three and four-bedroom houses currently available at Lockside Walk.