Posted: Sun 17th Apr 2016

Tenants Create Communal Garden

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Apr 17th, 2016

Green fingered Council tenants from Holyhead have put grant funding to good use by creating a communal garden to be proud of. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tenants at Llwyn Briscoe successfully bid for, and were recently awarded Anglesey Housing Services’ Environmental and Community Improvement fund (ECIF) grant. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The aim of the ECIF is to support County Council’s tenants to make their area a better place to live. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Llwyn Briscoe tenants felt that planters would improve the appearance of their communal garden, and benches would provide an opportunity to create a closer community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

With the grant funding and support from Cymell (a Holyhead based business), tenants purchased three benches and nine bespoke planters for their garden. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To celebrate the successful application Llwyn Briscoe tenants organised a gardening day, Anglesey Tenant Participation Officer, Jodie Davies said, “The day was a great success, it was an opportunity for all the tenants to get involved and take a pride in their garden which is exactly what we hope to achieve with the fund.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’d also like to thank Cllr Robert Llewelyn Jones, Môn Communities First, and Cymell for helping the tenants on the day with the planting.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

She added, “This new and improved space will hopefully make a real difference in the community.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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