‘Big dig’ boost for local area

Ayton,Yorkshire Coast Homes .The community comes together for a 'big dig'.Ready for work front, Claire Simpson Community Involvement Officer for Yorkshire Coast Homes with cheering helpers. 114249  Picture Richard Ponter.
Ayton,Yorkshire Coast Homes .The community comes together for a 'big dig'.Ready for work front, Claire Simpson Community Involvement Officer for Yorkshire Coast Homes with cheering helpers. 114249 Picture Richard Ponter.

A COMMUNITY came together to spruce up its area by digging up two new flower beds.

Staff from social housing provider Yorkshire Coast Homes linked up local residents as well as colleagues from Seddon Property Services, Willmott Dixon and Scarborough Council for the effort in Glaves Close, East Ayton.

Claire Simpson, community involvement officer at Yorkshire Coast Homes, said: “Local residents had asked for some improvements to be made to the site which is mainly grassed.

“The ‘Big Dig’ is the first of two days being done on the site. The first day was spent painting the dove cote that is being erected on the site and digging two new flower beds at both ends of the site.

“The second day will involve painting 80 hebes, 500 daffodils, 1,000 crocus and two standard roses.”

Residents have already made changes to the back of the community centre, installing raised beds which they will use to plant edible plants.