Residents aim to grow their own
Residents of Miners Court in Redruth came together with friends, staff and family members for the official opening of a new accessible greenhouse, made possible by just over a year’s worth of fundraising by customers and staff.
The Mayor of Redruth, Cllr Deborah Reeve, was joined by resident Walter Frobisher and Coastline Housing staff Abby Fox and Natasha Mitchell to officially declare the greenhouse open and ready for growing.
The greenhouse is fully accessible, meaning that residents in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues will still be able to join in with the growing and tending of vegetables, plants and flowers.
The Coastline Housing Extra Care scheme also held a fun dog show to mark the occasion.
Registered Manager Abby Fox said: “The dog show was so popular that residents and locals have requested it becomes an annual event. It was a great delight to see residents taking such joy in meeting all the four-legged friends that came along.”
The Miners Court choir also entertained crowds during the day, and there were a number of other fun stalls that helped to raise over £500 for the Miners Court residents’ group to put towards future activities and projects.
Abby adds: “We had over 100 visitors on the day and the whole place was a hive of activity. We’d like to thank everyone who helped out, and a special thank you goes to Classic Builders for putting the greenhouse base down for us. Residents are very keen to start growing and enjoy the fruits of their labour!”