Incommunities in benches donation to Shipley garden group | News

Sadeh Lok

Incommunities in benches donation to Shipley garden group

Norwood bench donation

Incommunities construction training team have presented a group of green-fingered gardeners with two handmade picnic benches to brighten up the outside of their flats.

The communal garden at Norwood Avenue flats in Shipley has been transformed by residents and with the help of a local area grant from Incommunities they now have some lovely places to sit and relax.

Norwood resident Pauline Kitchen has been keeping the garden blooming and tidy for over 25 years and is thrilled with the new seating.

Some of the housing group’s young customers helped make the benches at a family building challenge at its construction training base. They also made bird boxes to give away to community projects.

Pauline said: "We have a lovely secluded garden that lifts the spirits, attracts wildlife and brings neighbours at Norwood together.

"These new benches are a wonderful addition and are already proving popular with fellow residents and visitors to the flats.

"A big thank to Incommunities’ neighbourhood team and the young people for making this happen."

Anna Fryer, Incommunities’ Director of Neighbourhood Services, said: "This well kept garden is a fabulous feature and a credit to the diverse group of residents living at Norwood.

"The picnic benches are a lovely addition and it makes it extra special that young people helped create them.

"Hopefully, the benches will be enjoyed by people for years to come and help to strengthen further the strong sense of community around the flats."

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