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Local companies support community garden

Residents and children have a new classroom and activity room at the WestRaven Community Garden at Westwood, thanks to the support of two local companies. 

The WestRaven Community Garden is part of the WestRaven Big Local project, a resident-led initiative funded by the National Lottery and supported by Cross Keys Homes (CKH) to transform the local area and provide community amenities, such as the garden and café. The classroom will provide an additional learning space that can be used all-year-round. 

Burmor Construction supplied the concrete base for the new building, while Mastercard employees painted the inside and outside of the room as part of their community volunteering commitment. 

Garden volunteer Tony Wood said: “We are really grateful to Burmor Construction and Mastercard for doing this work. We would have struggled to complete it ourselves with limited resources and manpower.” 

CKH Chief Executive Claire Higgins said: “This new classroom is a great addition to a garden that, in such a short space of time, has gone from neglected land to a resource highly valued by the whole community. We hope as many people as possible really enjoy using the space for many years to come.”