Council link-up with charity

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SCARBOROUGH Borough Council has joined forces with a charity to integrate students with special needs into business and the wider community.

The partnership with Basics Plus will see the council provide plants for sale at the social enterprise’s outlet at Betton Farm in Ayton.

Historically, the council has sold plants from its Manor Road Nurseries, but opening hours are limited.

The first plant sale commences on Wednesday, with a “launch day” on Saturday, when help will be on hand to answer visitors’ queries while they pick up a plant or two.

The question and answer session will last from 10am until 1pm. Plants stocks are limited though so buy early to avoid disappointment!

Avis Turner of Basics Plus said: “I’m really pleased with this new development. I look forward to welcoming new and existing customers and offering more products and activities to our newly refurbished premises.”

Steve Reynolds, Environment and Countryside Manager for Scarborough Borough Council, said “We’ve been working on this scheme for some time and although we’re starting small we hope to build on this.”