Planting Ideas to Connect East London Community
Osborne Property Services and local arts charity, the Drawing Shed, have been working with residents to improve a community garden in Waltham Forest.
Volunteers – including a group of local children and young people – came together to do some weeding and pruning, sweeping up leaves and general tidying in the ‘sunken garden’ at Atlee Terrace. They were rewarded for their efforts with some homemade soup!
Osborne and the Drawing Shed were also looking for ideas from the community on how the garden can be improved in the future. The Drawing Shed asked residents to help them with planting ideas that represent the different cultural backgrounds of people in the area.
Once all of the ideas have been collected, Osborne and the Drawing Shed hope to be able to make further improvements to the area.
The work of Osborne Property Services in supporting its communities has been recognised as some of the best in the country.
Highlights in Osborne’s CSR work over the past two years include: training and sponsorship worth £650,000 provided to communities; 5,205 staff hours donated to community initiatives; and 161 community events supported.
Events have included: an engineering challenge with local children in Bromley; working with young offenders to refurbish Hemel Stags Rugby Club; and participating in a Boccia tournament with visually impaired children at Joseph Clarke School in east London.
Osborne’s approach of working with communities to develop projects has been popular with clients.