Prince’s Trust team transforms garden

Prince's Trust Team Ten in the garden in Lake Terrace 'PHOTO: Supplied

Prince's Trust Team Ten in the garden in Lake Terrace 'PHOTO: Supplied

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A team of thirteen young people have mucked in together to renovate a garden in Melton for three residents with disabilities to make the area more accessible to their needs.

The garden, in Lake Terrace was completed over a two-week period by Melton’s Prince’s Trust Team Ten.

Gemma Pearce, Prince’s Trust deputy team leader for Melton said: “They completed this task by pulling up all the weeds that had grown around the garden and replaced them with colourful tyres as planters.

“They painted the sheds and fences, pulled up the slabs in the centre of the garden and replaced them with astro turf, which was kindly donated by Melton Borough Council.

“There are a couple of individuals who really helped the team over the two weeks to ensure the project was finished to a high standard. These are Leicestershire Police community support officers Oliver Wood, Lorna Barratt, Karen Evans and Jack Riley, Travis Perkins who provided free sand and products at a huge discount and Hire Station, who kindly let us use a compressor for the week free of charge.”

The Prince’s Trust programme is aimed at students, aged 16-25, needing a confidence boost and the young unemployed.

The current Melton Prince’s Trust Team Ten has four more weeks of the course left to complete.

The recruitment process for Melton Prince’s Trust Team Eleven is due to start in September.

To be considered for this programme or for more infromation call Laura Henderson on 07966 111274 or email laura.henderson@lfrs.org