Havebury project improves estate garden
Havebury Housing Partnership has successfully completed a £25,000 garden makeover in Caie Walk, Bury St Edmunds to replace an abandoned wildlife garden at the request of residents.
The project had been created by Havebury’s Neighbourhood Investment Panel (NIP) following suggestions received from estate inspections on the Nowton Estate. The area needed a high level of maintenance and attention as it had become overgrown, leading it to be more attractive for litter and fly tipping than wildlife.
Havebury consulted with local residents who requested that garden-type planting would be the most fitting and suitable inclusion to improve the appearance and provide an additional amenity to the area.
The improved scheme, which Havebury can add to the list of successful Neighbourhood Investment Panel projects in recent years, has already received many compliments. Sarah Stamp, County and Borough Councillor for the area said: “This is a fantastic example of agencies like Havebury working closely together with local residents for the benefit of the community. The planting scheme has greatly improved the look of Caie Walk and residents have told me how much they appreciate the changes.”
Ann Williamson, Chair of the Nowton Residents Association also expressed her gratitude by saying “I am really impressed with the benches. They look brilliant and the colours look so good. We are looking forward to seeing lots of colour in the spring. Well done and a big thank you to Havebury.”
The project, which had mainly consisted of the gradual removal of three lime trees and clearing of the site, had also supplied lots of exciting features such as plant bulbs and other plants, and also the provision of new benches.
So far this year, the Neighbourhood Investment Panel has invested approximately £131,000 in local communities supporting projects such as Haverhill Community football facility improvements and replacing the village sign at Great Barton. If you have an idea for a community project please contact Lauren Hollands who can talk you through the application process.
Before and after images of Caie Walk, Bury St Edmunds