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Things are looking bloomin' marvellous in Studley
11:10am Sunday 11th August 2013 in News
GREEN fingered residents of Redhill Close have been sharing the results of their hard work with Studley in Bloom judges.
The residents, who are tenants of Warwickshire Rural Housing Association (WRHA) and Sanctuary Housing, decided to improve their close and set up the Grow, Eat & Look Nice project in March 2012. The project is run by the Abbeyfields Community Group.
With initial donations of £700 from WRHA and Sanctuary they have transformed the area. They planted raised beds throughout Redhill Close which are full of flowers and vegetables, herbs and fruit bushes, created a rose garden, ensured all properties have hanging baskets, planted fruit trees and planted a time capsule
WRHA housing officer, Philippa Osborne, said: “Warwickshire Rural Housing Association is committed to building communities, so we were delighted to support the residents with this project. It’s clear to see their hard work has made a huge difference to the area.
“We have donated a further £400 this year and I know the residents have been busy raising additional funds, as well as approaching local businesses for support. I wish them every success in Studley in Bloom.”
David Morris, a member of the Abbeyfields Community Group, said: “The Studley in Bloom judges were very impressed. We were very pleased to be part of the judging – it’s a tribute to all the hard work that has taken place on the estate.
“We have had to be creative about watering all the plants at the moment, but it looks great and we are really proud of it.”
The results of the Studley in Bloom judging will be known in September
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