Kier Environmental Team helps out at Bluebell Community Garden

Bluebell Community Garden is supported by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) and serves the local residents of Chelmsley Wood as a site to come and volunteer to assist with all aspects of garden maintenance.

The Solihull Council owned site has been used as a community garden and growing space for a number of years and there is a group of regular visitors that support the site. Fruit, vegetables and flowers are grown by volunteers and used in the local community for schemes such as ‘Free Food Friday’.

The garden had suffered from a number of issues around vandalism, leaving the porta-cabin unusable, therefore preventing groups that require indoor space, such as children’s groups from using the gardens.

Big hearted head office staff from Kier, based in Solihull, spent the day with volunteers painting, building kitchen units and digging new planting beds.

Julian Tranter, Managing Director, Kier Environmental said: “Supporting local community projects is at the heart of our business. We are delighted to have been able to assist the team at Bluebell Community Gardens, everyone has pulled together and we’ve had a real sense of team spirit throughout the day.img_20170124_145445

“Now the porta-cabin has been restored, WWT and community groups including local schools will be able to come and make full use of the facilities.”

Councillor Tony Dicicco, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities & Partnerships, said: “Thank you to everyone at Kier for taking the time to get involved in this project and improve the Bluebell Community Gardens for local people to enjoy.

“This initiative forms part of our Love Solihull campaign, which is all about encouraging and enabling local residents and businesses to make the borough a place we can all take pride in.“