Building Foundations with Local Residents

Osborne were pleased to be able to support local residents in Arun, in creating a base in their communal garden.

The well tendered gardens of McDonald House sheltered scheme are blooming as a result of the enthusiasm and dedicated green fingers of residents. During lock-down, keen gardeners have taken to keeping active by spending time in their communal area, seeing to the shrubs and creating an even more enhanced wellbeing space. As the love for the great outdoors continues, so does the inspiration of their garden with a small nature pond being added to their wildflower patch encouraging wildlife.

Our operative Steve Clark and Community Investment Manager, Neal Allison arrived to a very welcoming reception where they built the base for the shed to house an array of residents gardening tools.

Sasha Hawkins, Arun District Council commented: “We wanted to make sure the residents of McDonald House were supported to continue to have the tools and space they needed to tend to the wonderful garden they have created. It was great to work in partnership with Osborne to deliver this project and I know the residents here are really happy with the new location for their shed.”

Neal Allison, Community Investment Manager, Osborne Property Services said: ‘Working with residents of McDonald House, we know how important their communal area is so it really was a delight to be able to support with building the base for their shed. We’ll be back to check in with local resident Dave to see how the garden grows’.