Volunteers from SUR spent the day (Friday 28 October) helping the allotment holders at Cherry Orchard with new raised beds and a shelter for older people and people with disabilities.
The community day came following an appeal for help from the Stoke Road and District Allotment and Garden Association whose Cherry Orchard site abuts Arbour Park community sports facility, built by SUR.
SUR is a 50:50 joint venture between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited driving regeneration across the borough, including housing, leisure, community and school buildings.
The raised beds were built by construction students from East Berkshire College with volunteers from SUR and their delivery partners painting the brickwork and installing the shelter.
Andy Howell, SUR general manager, said: “The Stoke Road Allotment and Garden
Community benefits for years to come
Association wrote to us and asked for our help with their facilities.
“Allotments are a vital part of any community and Cherry Orchard have been wonderful neighbours to us at the Arbour Park site so we immediately wanted to help them out.
“We hope the current and future users of the allotments enjoy the refurbished beds and new shelter and it improves their allotment lives for years to come.”
Councillor Zaffar Ajaib, commissioner for housing and urban renewal, said: “SUR has always been a community-based development organisation – Morgan Sindall Investments and the council working together for the benefit of the town
“It is wonderful to see this ethos being shown throughout the organisation and the community benefits to this venture being seen in both large and small ways.
“I wish the users of Cherry Orchard allotments well with their new beds and shelter – and hope they enjoy them and their haul of produce is better than ever.”