Widnes garden transformed as residential development celebrates 50th anniversary

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton MP Derek Twigg and Halton Deputy Mayor Clr Shaun Osborne Halton MP Derek Twigg and Halton Deputy Mayor Clr Shaun Osborne

A CELEBRATION has been held at a newly created garden at Quarry Court, a sheltered housing development in Widnes.

Noel Sharpe, executive director for customer services at Halton Housing Trust said: ‘The transformation is really impressive, and it will be fantastic to see the garden develop over the coming months.

“ It’s important to us to ensure that our customers’ homes and communal gardens look good and are well maintained to provide residents with an enjoyable place to live.

“Thanks to the hard work of the residents of Quarry Court and our own Environmental Services Team beautiful gardens have been created which will provide pleasure and enjoyment throughout the summer and beyond.”

The new garden was opened by the Halton’s Deputy Mayor Clr Shaun Osborne and Halton MP Derek Twigg. Clrs Keith Morley, Bob Gilligan and Tony McDermott also attended the event.

Quarry court celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and the trust’s environmental team planted a special bed to acknowledge the landmark. The garden transformation was finished just in time for summer and attendees inspected the new raised beds whilst enjoying the company of residents past and present friends and family.

Halton Housing and the Friends of Quarry Court would like to thank White Moss Nursery in Widnes for their expert advice and assistance, Gary at G & N Steelworks and Tommy Hodgkinson, Stephen Smith and Anthony Fogg of from the trust who worked tirelessly to ensure the garden would be completed in time.

The work was funded by Halton Council’s area forum, Halton Housing Trust and friends of Quarry Court group.

 

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