Tuesday, 21 June 2005
Some serious gardening action was taking place on the Flowers Estate, South Ockendon on Thursday, 16 June.
A community clean-up project involving Thurrock Council's park wardens, members of the Thurrock Elderly Multi-Cultural Support Group (TEMS), a young student on a Trident work placement and local residents got off to a very successful start.
On Thursday, work got underway to clear the flower beds in Rosemary Close, South Ockendon and after several hours of hard labour the area looked transformed.
Franco La Torre, Head of Neighbourhood Services, said: "This is a fantastic example of community group action. I would like to thank Luz and Casie from TEMS for their help and enthusiasm. It was great to see the team working together, having fun and breaking down the barriers between young and old people."
Initial work has seen three small community gardens in Rosemary Close cleared. Plans to carry out some replanting and to clear further areas on the estate are now being considered.
Photos available, please contact Fiona Stones