Sep 18 2013 by Linda Foo Guest, Birkenhead News
OLD and unwanted garden tools are needed for an award-winning community project in Wirral.
The tools will help two gardening projects in Birkenhead: a community allotment at the Edward Kemp Community Garden and a garden at the Glass Barrel Enterprise Centre.
Donated tools will be refurbished by 16 to 18-year-olds volunteers from Neet Futures – for those not in education, employment or training – to make them good as new.
Jim Barrington, leader of both projects, said: “We urgently need forks, rakes, spades, grass shears, lawn edging half moons, and hoes.
“The organisation would also welcome small hand-held tools such as forks and trowels.
“If we have any spare refurbished tools left over, then these will be donated to community groups across Wirral.”
Both the allotment and garden have won an award with North West in Bloom, which will be revealed by judges next month.
Jim added: “We only started this project this year and already it has been a great success.
“We have six young people who work on the project to gain skills and experience in horticulture.
“It is incredible to have won a prestigious North West in Bloom award for our garden and allotment for our fruit and vegetable growing.”
Donated tools can be dropped off at the Glass Barrel on Albion Street, Birkenhead, or call the centre on 0845 415 4898.