The Close Green Gets a Makeover

the-close3The residents of The Close have always been proud of the green and it is regularly used by children and adults alike.

In recent months residents of The Close working in partnership with the Gainsborough Residents Association began making plans to give the green a facelift by putting in more plants at the entrance.

the-close1Supported by Soha Housing, residents Pat Main, Sue Hickman and Ken Henley made two small borders off the edge of the green with a variety of grasses and decorative tree roots supplied by Martin Sheldrake of Toad Hall Garden Centre.the-close2

The team started a ‘Bulb Fund’. Donations were received from SOHA, Tomalin & Son Funeral Directors, Ron Crook and the residents of The Close. Crocus bulbs were planted under the trees on the green by three young girls from The Close and a group of children from Sacred Heart RC Primary School with the help of The Mayor of Henley, Stefan Gawrysiak, Jane Cox from SOHA and David Eggleton from Gainsborough Residents Association.

A much longed for project has now been completed and it looks amazing, many thanks to everyone involved for all their support and enthusiasm.

Projects like these bring people together, young and old, so let’s all get involved!

Pat Main


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