Community garden scheme flourishes, thanks to J Tomlinson

May 22, 2018

J Tomlinson is helping to maintain a local community produce-growing scheme founded by retirement housing residents in Leicestershire.

The Nottinghamshire-based company has donated £100 to residents at Wilson Court in Belton, near Loughborough. The money will be used to fund five self-watering systems for a community greenhouse purchased by the residents themselves.

The donation follows the installation of new central heating schemes at Wilson Court, an age-exclusive housing scheme managed by leading care provider, Housing & Care 21. The project, which saw J Tomlinson replace aged storage heaters across ten properties, has received praise from residents.

Martin Ardron, operational director at J Tomlinson, commented: “This was the first heating installation project we have carried out on behalf of Housing & Care 21, and we look forward to working with them again in the near future.

“We believe passionately in supporting our local communities, and it was a pleasure to be able to contribute to such a valuable cause. The work that the Wilson Court residents put into the scheme on a daily basis is commendable.”

Tim Bates, building surveyor at Housing & Care 21, added: “We are so pleased that residents are happy with the quality and performance of their new heaters, and with J Tomlinson’s professional and friendly approach throughout and following the installation. On behalf of Housing & Care 21 and everyone at Wilson Court, we would like to thank J Tomlinson for their generous contribution to a scheme that matters so much to our residents.”

As well as growing fresh fruit and vegetables for residents of Wilson Court, the scheme also benefits the local community by providing surplus produce to the local village store.

J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building services which include construction, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), facilities management, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance and regeneration. It primarily operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

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