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Volunteers help spruce up Stratford's almshouse gardens

Stratford Editorial 2nd Oct, 2023   0

GREEN-fingered volunteers dug out their shovels to help spruce up the almshouse gardens in Stratford.

Six volunteers from the town’s branch of B&Q spent the day transforming the gardens at St Joseph’s Homestead in Albany Road.

They form part of the Municipal Charities of Stratford and are home to eight residents.

The charity’s chief officer WIlliam Clemmey said: “St Joseph’s Homestead gardens are in need of a lot more gardening support than we can provide on a weekly basis. “We are delighted that B&Q staff are able to volunteer to come and help transform these wonderful gardens which in the past have won Stratford in Bloom competitions.”

Richard Wood, B&Q’s deputy manager, added: “The volunteers brought a few plants with them as well as tools to do some painting, weeding and lopping. We also put down bark chippings once we had pulled up the weeds.

“Our staff are really pleased that they can offer something back to the local community through this volunteering opportunity.”

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