Travis lends a hand with gardens

Published:  05 November, 2009

DONCASTER: The Epworth branch of Travis Perkins donated materials to help bricklayer Mark Burley create a new community garden for residents at Mowbray Close. 

Mr Burley, who works in the repairs section at North Lincolnshire Homes, designed, organised and implemented the big project from scratch.

Steve Clegg, branch manager at Travis Perkins in Epworth, said: "We were pleased to supply Mark with the materials. We do look to help communities and the new area will be fantastic for the residents."

Mr Burley gave himself one week to revamp and transform a neglected outdoor area at Mowbray Close in Haxey.

This involved sourcing paving supplies and installing decking and new seating at the site that had become overgrown where benches had become unsuitable for the many elderly residents who live nearby.

"I have been very surprised and thankful that so many people have come forward to help me on this project, he said.

"Although it may have been more relaxing to take a holiday, doing this work has been much more rewarding," he added.

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