Residents can enjoy the outdoors after garden spruce-up

Residents enjoying the outdoors after the garden spruce up.
Residents enjoying the outdoors after the garden spruce up.

Residents in South Tyneside are enjoying the great outdoors thanks to a garden makeover.

A team of apprentices from South Tyneside Homes worked to improve the gardens at Farding Court Housing Plus scheme in Marsden, South Shields.

The work involved removing grass and replacing it with reclaimed paving stones to create a paved area for residents to put planters on.

The paving stones were reclaimed from Ocean Road, which is undergoing a major transformation project.

Officers from South Tyneside Homes’ community green space project have also been planting raised beds with sensory low-maintenance planting and are working with residents to look at what other plants, such as those that hold special memories, can be included in the gardens.

Coun Tracey Dixon, lead member for area management and community safety, who is also a Marsden and Whitburn ward member alongside Coun Peter Boyack and Joyce Welsh, praised the improvement scheme.

She said: “The garden improvements are sure to make a huge difference to the residents, giving them a wonderful new look outdoor space to enjoy.

“It was also great to see the apprentices getting involved and we would like to thank them all for their hard work.”