Axis donated £2,000 towards the transformation of a disused and derelict green space into a community allotment.
Since 2017 PA Housing have been working with residents and councillors to create a community allotment as well as a children’s sensory garden located in Island Farm Road in Molesey.
The project came about after residents requested a space that they could use to grow their own produce. The residents wanted a community allotment for various reasons. One being that an allotment provides a picturesque spot where they can relax, it also improves their mental well-being.
The community have since planted a range of different fruits, vegetables and herbs in the allotment beds. Additionally, planting a wildflower meadow and a series of fruit trees. A utility area has also been installed to collect rainwater. Local residents and school children were all involved, with the children planting sunflowers and competing in a pebble decorating competition.
Melissa Lacide, Resident involvement Coordinator for PA Housing thanked Axis, saying:
Your generous donations have funded an accessible pathway for the community allotment. It has made the space inclusive for all including those with mobility issues, visual impairments and using prams.
PA Housing are looking to develop the allotment further by adding a pergola, compost and water facilities opening in Spring.
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