Vivark Turns Prescot Mud Patch into Splash of Green

By on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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(Press release: Vivark)

A new community garden that has sprung to life in Prescot thanks to the team at Vivark is now vying for a regional environmental award.

Vivark’s grounds maintenance team has transformed a patch of mud at Yates Court supported living scheme, managed by Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT), into a bright garden area for the residents to enjoy, and now they hope to win recognition in the North West in Bloom awards.

Working in consultation with the tenants, Vivark Contracts Manager Dave Littler designed the garden and the team has brought it to life, complete with block paving, new turf and borders filled with a range of plants and flowers.

Dave has also managed to secure some sections of guttering – donated by Travis Perkins – which he will fit to the fencing and fill with trailing plants to add even more greenery to the garden.

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The project has been entered into North West in Bloom, under the ‘Small Neighbourhoods’ category which celebrates communities coming together to add a splash of green to where they live. The competition winners will be announced in October.

Dave Littler said: “This project has been a pleasure to work on and it has been very rewarding to see the enjoyment the residents have gained from having this green outdoor space to socialise and relax in.

“It will be extra special if we are successful in North West in Bloom but the team and the residents are just really happy to be taking part.”

Knowsley-based Vivark, part of the First Ark Group, was launched in 2012 providing repairs and maintenance and facilities management services to customers across the North West.

It launched its landscaping and grounds maintenance service earlier this year and is contracted by KHT to maintain and improve green areas and the environment in the social landlord’s communities.

Photos: (Top, L-R) Aaron Flusk (13), his mum Tracy Flusk, Katherine Coyne, Leah-Grace Verdin (18 months), and fencing operatives Neil Sarath and James Fairhurst; (Bottom) Yates Court garden before and after.

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