Scout Environment Work

Community ‘green’ spirit takes hold at two popular Penketh care homes as two generations work together to improve the environment.

This weekend the community of Penketh have being doing their bit to support local habitat. This was a joint effort between the 28th Warrington Scout Group and the residents of Heathside and Heathside Mews, two homes for older people run by Warrington Community Living. Together they have created a wildlife area in the communal gardens of the two homes. Representatives from the Cubs, Scouts and Beavers all came along to work with the residents in the garden.

Jayne Bradley, Activity Co-ordinator at the Heathside and Heathside Mews told us that, ”Not only was this a place of sanctuary for the birds and other wildlife but it gives the residents an opportunity and a reason for venturing outside. Alongside the indoor gardens they have recently created in the homes this addition to the communal garden will enhance the daily experiences for the residents. More importantly it allows the residents to help the environment of the community in which they live.”

June Gilbody, the Manager at the Heathside and Heathside Mews said the partnerships between the residents and the scouts compliments the existing partnerships they have with local schools. She said “The community of Penketh both young and old should be acknowledged for the time they spend understanding each other and helping their environment while they do it.”

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