Managed Services has donated £15,000 towards a nature garden as part of a community project between The Regenda Group Housing Association and Breckfield and North Everton Neighbourhood Council (BNENC).
Managed Services, part of Travis Perkins plc, which provides maintenance materials and supply chain planning for public sector organisations, has donated £15,000 towards developing a nature garden at Breckfield Community Centre, including a community allotment, wildlife trails and an outdoor classroom.
The Regenda Group Housing Association teamed up with Breckfield and North Everton Neighbourhood Council (BNENC) and together created The Breckfield Diggers. The Diggers work to bring local residents together by giving them the chance to transform local areas, such as Breckfield Community Centre, into a place they can enjoy and maintain for years to come. Managed Services is responsible for supplying the Regenda Group’s repairs and maintenance materials and was keen to support this community initiative.
Opening on 9th March, the garden is available to all local residents and includes a community allotment featuring nine raised planting beds and two greenhouses. Two nature trails have also been created, featuring bug houses, hedgehog nesting boxes and feeding tables. Finally, an outdoor seating area has been purpose built so children and young people can take part in the various educational sessions the centre offers.
Bob Blanchard, Director of Funding and Development at BNENC said: “Thanks to the help of local Breckfield residents, we are very happy to announce the official opening of the Breckfield Community Centre nature garden. The garden gives members of the community the chance to grow their own vegetables and also to take part in several fun gardening activities offered by the centre, such as hanging basket workshops. We hope that the garden will give visitors the chance to connect with one another in a friendly and enjoyable environment.”
Maggie Devine, Social Value Manager at Travis Perkins Managed Services added: “We were really pleased to be able to be involved with the community garden, which can now be enjoyed by all Breckfield residents. This is a fantastic example of the difference companies can make by investing in their local communities. We hope that the local community will enjoy the garden for years to come.”