Robert Price delivers £2,000 worth of materials to help community project get off the ground

Work has begun on transforming an area of wasteland in Maesteg into a community growing project.

Green-fingered residents in Maesteg Park approached Valleys To Coast Housing (V2C), stating their interest in setting up the scheme, which plans to involve the whole community in growing their own fruit and veg and hold events and barbecues.

The not-for-profit housing association, in partnership with other association across Wales, manages the Space Saviours project to promote regeneration and environmental training to tenants and residents in social housing estates. Space Saviours aims to transform unloved or unused open spaces in communities into great places that will be of benefit to the community.

An area of land of shrubland, belonging to V2C and a private landowner was identified in Fairfield Avenue, Maesteg Park, as a possible location for the project.

Today, members from the Robert Price Bridgend branch delivered £2,000 worth of materials to help them get the project off the ground, including: sleepers, topsoil, chippings, scalpings, timber fixings and weed control barrier.

Valleys To Coast caretakers, staff and Keep Wales Tidy are supporting the new community group to construct six raised growing beds on the site using some of the materials.

Rachel Lovell, Valleys To Coast project officer said:

“We’ve worked with residents to plan and design a community growing space at Fairfield Avenue. It is fantastic that Robert Price has donated the materials to kick start the project with six raised beds. It is a very generous donation which will help us to get the project off the ground and everyone involved is very grateful to Robert Price.”