Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Signposts clients shine at the big community garden project

A team of 10 green-fingered clients from local homeless charity Signposts recently spent a day transforming the overgrown gardens at a property owned by the Luton Accommodation and Move on Project (LAMP).

As part of the big community garden project - an initiative organised by the two Luton charities - the 10 clients spent a day cutting down trees, trimming back overgrown bushes and shrubs, and stimming the back garden of nettles which had grown to over a metre high!

The work done by Signposts’ clients will now allow residents at the property to enjoy the back garden over the summer, giving them an area to socialise and have barbeques.

Clearing the front garden has also meant that far more natural light will get into the property, vastly brightening up the building’s interior. 

The day was a great example of the community working together. The Rotary Club of Luton donated a strimmer to help make the work easier, while Tesco kindly provided lunch for all of the volunteers.
Local residents supported the work too, with 30 of the nearby neighbours offering their brown bins for Signposts to dispose of the waste in.

Kevin Porter, CEO at Signposts, said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in the LAMP garden project. This is another great example of how you all contribute to making our local community a better place.

“I am proud of you all and I am sure that your excellent example of commitment and team work will be appreciated by all those who will benefit from your efforts”.

If you have a community project which you think would be suitable for Signposts’ clients, contact Phyl Rainey on

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