Green Team volunteers transform communal outdoor space at Lime Avenue in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 15:29 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 30 August 2018

The volunteers celebrated their achievements at the Lime Avenue community fete where they were presented with certificates by Steve Harvey, executive director for Groundwork East.

The volunteers celebrated their achievements at the Lime Avenue community fete where they were presented with certificates by Steve Harvey, executive director for Groundwork East.

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Volunteers who teamed up to improve the communal outdoor space at Lime Avenue, Wisbech, have completed another stage of the regeneration works.

The volunteers celebrated their achievements at the Lime Avenue community fete where they were presented with certificates by Steve Harvey, executive director for Groundwork East. 
The volunteers celebrated their achievements at the Lime Avenue community fete where they were presented with certificates by Steve Harvey, executive director for Groundwork East.

The Green Team, made up of local people who are currently unemployed, is a voluntary project run by community charity Groundwork Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. It is funded by Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group.

Over 14 weeks, the volunteers created a raised bed area and a new seating area, so the residents can enjoy their community garden again.

The team have also been awarded qualifications to help boost their job prospects: City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture and training towards a CSCS card.

Andrea Finbow, employment and community project supervisor for Groundwork Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, said: “The team have worked with such dedication and commitment, which has resulted in the area looking great.

“There is now a space for residents to use and be proud of, and the team will revel in seeing their work being enjoyed.”

Matt Parsonage, head of communities at Clarion Futures, added: “The Green Team has done a fantastic job with the community garden and I’d like to thank them for all their hard work.”

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