Brambledown Landscape Services Ltd joined residents in a supported living development in Hartlepool to mark the opening of a new communal garden, created by Brambledown, with a special tea party.
To celebrate the occasion, the first warden to manage the development also returned to cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the garden and a range of other work as part of an £83,000 environmental improvement scheme carried out by Brambledown.
Burbank Court is a collection of five buildings that offer homes for people aged over 55 or who have care needs. The development provides 48 self-contained homes with the security of 24-hour support if needed. Whilst at the same time offering the chance to get involved in a ready-made community.
Lorraine Jackson, a client housing support co-ordinator who currently manages Burbank Court, said:
“It’s really great to have this work done as it offers some brilliant new facilities and upgrades on the grounds.
“The new garden is just outside the main communal lounge and will be a lovely place for residents to sit and enjoy. It will also help people to get out and mix with each other, which will reduce social isolation and increase community spirit among the residents.”
The project was run by Brambledown’s Kevin Blakelock and Foreman Ray Moore. The developed garden includes a hand-built pergola, trellis, seating, and new paving and planting. As well as the garden, there has also been a range of improvements elsewhere on the grounds by Brambledown. This includes increased residents’ parking, replacement of uneven surfaces and planting around the site.
John Woods, environmental specialist, said:
“We’ve carried out a wide range of work which will make Burbank Court an even more attractive, enjoyable and adaptable place to live.
“Within supported living developments, some people do have mobility issues so this type of work helps to improve access and generally upgrade the facilities on offer in the grounds. We involved residents and staff in the development process, asking them about the kind of facilities they wanted to see.
Brambledown started in December last year with the aim of having the garden up and running for people to enjoy right throughout the Summer.
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