Local accountants bring numbers to sort out community garden in Heeley

Posted on October 6, 2010 by


A team of 20 green-fingered accountants from Grant Thornton have donned their gardeners’ gloves to rejuvenate a local community space near their office in Sheffield.

Volunteers from the firm were joined by staff and Millennium Park Stewards from the Heeley Development Trust, to clear the overgrown community garden at Hartley Street, Heeley

Peter Edwards, an Assurance Director at Grant Thornton in Sheffield, said: “It wasn’t quite the usual day in the Grant Thornton office but was certainly worth the effort as it has made a real difference to the area.

“We spent most of the day clearing overgrown trees, brambles and areas that were affected by fly tipping, and also repaired and replaced some of the boundary fencing.

“It’s certainly exciting to see the transformation underway, and we’re all looking forward to seeing the completed renovation in the near future.”

As part of the project, which is being part funded by Grant Thornton and South Yorkshire Community Foundation, a bog garden, raised borders and a picnic area have been installed at the garden, while the existing trees and flowerbeds are repaired and protected.

The project is designed to help improve the general area around the Hartley Street garden, whilst providing a space which could be used for outside education by pupils at Anns Grove School.

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