September 25th, 2016

Redditch volunteers dig for the community

Updated: 9:33 am, Jul 25, 2016

A TEAM of volunteers have transformed an overgrown allotment plot in Redditch into an oasis accessible for disabled gardeners, and all on the hottest days of the year.

The group of 13 staff from Jaguar Land Rover Solihull worked from 7am on Monday (July 18) until around 3.30pm on Tuesday (July 19) to clear overgrown plants and level the soil before paving and moving a shed onto the area in Church Hill.

Temperatures peaked at around 33 degrees Celsius, but the project to create accessible, raised flower beds for disabled gardeners was completed in just two days.

Project leader, Anthony Burnell said: “The good weather really helped keep the guys motivated throughout the day – it was great to be outside and great to see the transformation from start to finish.

“It was really enjoyable and brought the team together as a unit.”

Local businesses also contributed to the community project with scaffolding boards donated to the project by local company SCS Scaffolding and Steel Construction Ltd proving a generator for use during the project completely free of charge.

Allotment Chairman, and former Land Rover employee, Barry Webb also stepped up to help with the project

Manager at Jaguar Land Rover Solihull, Robin Scales said: “Apart from creating something worthwhile, the team really enjoyed creating something that can be used by the community in the future.”