TJ assists with community garden refurb

TJ Waste has provided assistance to GoGreen and Vivid Homes, giving them a helping hand to complete a recent refurbishment of a local community garden. 

The garden, which is attached to Millpond Community Room, a community centre in Gosport, was in need of attention. The owners of the garden, Vivid Homes, tasked GoGreen with getting the garden sorted. They, in turn, got in touch with us to request our help with sourcing materials and with skip hire.

We assisted GoGreen with sourcing the correct gravel for the project and then offered up two members of our own staff to help with the refurb over two days. 

TJ Waste employees Luke Haskell and Richard Welch gave up their time to help the GoGreen team – which consisted of another team of two – with the makeover.

Luke, who is TJ Waste’s General Manager, said: “We were initially involved in helping to source the gravel, but when we discovered that it would just be two GoGreen team members coming down for a week to undertake the project themselves, myself and Richard volunteered our support. We went along on the Wednesday and Thursday and helped to spread the gravel, moved paving slabs, did some planting and built a bench. It was very enjoyable and great to be able to contribute to a worthwhile community project such as this.”

Vivid Homes are a leading provider of affordable homes and extensive support services in the south of England. They believe that everyone has the right to a safe and secure place to call home and with that in mind, VIVID home customers have access to a wide range of tailored support to sustain their tenancies and look after their wellbeing.  

Vivid are doing all they can to help people through the cost-of-living crisis. They invest in communities and address the shortage of affordable housing in the south, building the right type of homes to meet society’s needs. 

Go Green is an ever-evolving leader in outsourced waste management and recycling solutions, utilising innovation and environmental change to develop their bespoke services. 

TJ works in partnership with both organisations, providing a range of services to Vivid when required, and acting as subcontractors for GoGreen to help fulfill their orders in the southern region.

GoGreen’s Social Engagement Coordinator, Alexandra Curran said: “The sun was shining during our week in Gosport and I’m happy to say the project went very well. Thanks to Vivid for giving us the opportunity to be part of a great community project, and we’d also like to extend a big thank you to the superb support from our supplier, TJ Waste, who came to help us with the gravel and decorating the space.”

The project was a great success – but don’t just take our word for it, check out the before and after pictures below and decide for yourself!

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Luke Haskell
25 May 2023