On Friday 3 January, the Sawyers Close Residents Association began the new year by taking part in a litter pick and bulb planting event.
The activities form part of their eco gardening project, which was successfully funded in 2019 by the Lottery Awards for All fund. Nine residents took part, including four young people, joined by the councillors Wisdom and Carole Da Costa and Councillor Price.
Together, they collected five bags of rubbish and moved lots of large items into skips. They also planted 400 daffodil bulbs, donated by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The focus of the day was to support the local environment and bring together local people.
The gardening project is successfully connecting the local community in Sawyers Close, combatting social isolation and improving the physical and mental wellbeing of those involved:
“Being part of the community is really important to me and the gardening activities help me with my confidence and anxiety. It also makes me feel useful and worthwhile as I can help other people in the garden.”
The next event is taking place on Wednesday 19 February and will see participants focusing on improving the fence and seating area in their community garden.