Flowering the Nest

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under News, On your estate - Sustainable Communities Fund.

An East Gateshead estate is set to look bloomin’ marvellous in the Spring thanks to The Gateshead Housing Company.

Children from Pattinson House’s Creative Caterpillar toddler group took part in a bulb planting session recently in Gateshead’s Nest Estate.

The kiddies helped plant spring flower crocus bulbs around the estate, which is close to Felling.

And the youngsters were joined by members of the Pattinson House Steering Group and children from St Wilfrid’s R.C. Primary School Gardening Project.

Jane Brownlee, Neighbourhood Housing Officer, said: “The children really enjoyed helping with the planting.

“The bulbs will produce flowers of all colours, and they’ve been planted along the main bus route into the estate, so they can be enjoyed by everyone.”

Funding of £375 for the bulb planting was provided through The Gateshead Housing Company’s Sustainable Communities Fund.

The Sustainable Communities Fund aims to improve the sustainability of the estates and neighbourhoods managed by the housing company and increase a sense of community in our residents.

Residents wanting to suggest ideas for similar estate improvements should contact their local housing team or email enquiries@gatesheadhousing.co.uk

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Photo: Community Development Worker Lindsy Thompson (far left), Neighbourhood Housing Officers Jane Brownlee (standing) and Angelique Scannell (far right), with Simon Ragan and Neil Davison from Gateshead Council’s Street Scene and members of the toddler group.