Volunteers come together to spruce up Allen Road

Colleagues from Longhurst Group joined forces with staff from contractors Burleys to spruce up the outside space at one of our developments in Northamptonshire.

The team of volunteers spent a week at Allen Road in Rushden to pick up litter, pull weeds and plant new bulbs.

Another of our contractors, Wates, also donated £150 for supplies, which went towards the purchase of 900 flower bulbs, which will brighten up the area next Spring.

Assistant surveyor Megan Sanger, who organised the volunteering effort, said: “I’m really proud of what we’ve managed to achieve together as a team of volunteers. It was a busy week, but the final result makes it all worthwhile.

“As well as the other volunteers, we have to say a huge thank you to Wates and Burleys for their support as well as Aaron Services, who donated £100 towards this project.”

Longhurst Group staff teamed up with contractors Burleys to spruce up Allen Road in Rushden

Longhurst Group staff teamed up with contractors Burleys to help spruce up Allen Road in Rushden

We hope, with all that we’ve done, it will really help make it an attractive area for residents to enjoy and use.

Simon Folwell, Allen Road Project Manager, Longhurst Group

Simon Folwell, Project Manager for Allen Road, added: “As an affordable housing scheme, we need to keep our costs down, so that our service charges to the residents are as low as possible.

“So with this volunteering effort, we wanted to enhance what is already there and make better use of what we have already got.

“So as well as weeding and litter picking, we planted new plants and bulbs to help fill out what was already there and help prevent the weeds from growing!

“We’ve done all this with the help of our contractor Burleys and a donation from Wates, who also donated plants, bulbs and equipment.

“We hope, with all that we’ve done, it will really help make it an attractive area for residents to enjoy and use.

“It was all down to Meg, who pulled this together and made it happen. Meg worked with colleagues and the contractor to help make things better for our customers – a great example of Longhurst Group’s One Team, One Vision.”

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