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A community hub bringing estate residents together will soon benefit from a revamped outside area, featuring raised beds to grow vegetables and a games garden.

And Grimsby-area colleagues and members from Lincolnshire Co-op have joined forces with Centre4 to make the project a reality.
The Society held a Big Co-op Clean volunteering event at the Nunsthorpe estate community hub this week.

More than 30 people spent the day clearing the outside area, cutting down overgrown plants and weeding.

Centre4 is also one of Lincolnshire Co-op’s current Community Champions – where good causes receive a donation every time a member shops in-store using their dividend card – and money raised will go towards the garden scheme.

Representatives from Lincolnshire Co-op’s Grimsby and Louth funeral homes plus staff from the Society’s food stores in the Willows, Cambridge Road, Wybers Wood, Coniston Avenue, Nunsthorpe, Holton le Clay and Waltham helped at the Big Co-op Clean.

Grimsby Funeral Home Manager Jess Emmerson said: “We’re always keen to get involved with our local community.

“We’re part of the local In Bloom scheme in Grimsby which is about improving our surroundings so we enjoyed coming to Centre4 and helping with this green space," she said.

“It’s great to all come together and get out and meet people from around the area and also work with our colleagues from other parts of the business in Grimsby.”

Centre4’s Chief Officer Linda Dellow said she was delighted to receive support from Lincolnshire Co-op – both the practical help and the Community Champions donations.

“I’m amazed at how many volunteers came along. It made a real difference because there was a lot to do and that could have been overwhelming had we tried to undertake it ourselves,” she said.

“We’d like to create raised beds to grow vegetables - a real plot to plate project – and to create a games garden with things like a boules court, giant Jenga and chess.

“I’m proud of what we’ve achieved at this centre and this project is about making the outside space match what we have inside.”


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