WONDERFUL WILDFLOWERS: North Shields charity create new wildflower areas
Images from North Tyneside Council
Spring is in the air after North Shields charity Meadow Well Connected and its strategic partner Capita teamed up to create new wildflower areas.
The wildflowers have been planted along part of the footpath that runs past the charity’s Waterville Road premises, leading to Meadow Well Metro Station. Four members of Capita’s Construction team excavated part of the grassed verge, which enabled Meadow Well Connected to plant wildflower turf with a team of staff and volunteers.
The meadow should begin to mature and take hold over the coming months with over 30 species of native flowers. The team also did a litter pick with support from Capita – more than 15 bags of rubbish being removed from the site.
The Construction team used machines and equipment that were donated for the day by Killingworth-based Northumbria Plant Hire.Mick Clyde, General Foreman within Capita’s Construction team, said: “We were really pleased to help out Meadow Well Connected. Our team, and Capita more generally, has a really close relationship with the charity and we know that whenever we work with them it’s always for something worthwhile. I’m sure that when the wildflower area becomes established they will be a great addition to the area.”
Meadow Well Connected’s Garden Lead Andy Skinner said: “We had a cracking day with the team from Capita which made a massive difference as without their help it would have taken us weeks to prepare the land. The staff and volunteers all pitched in to lay the turf and it was great to chat to local residents about our plans for the gardens in the coming months. I can’t wait to see the flowers maturing to create an attractive entrance to the area.”
In 2018 Capita and Meadow Well Connected entered into a strategic partnership which committed both organisations to a long-term relationship with each other.
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