Work starts on Sensory Garden

Civic Offices
Civic Offices

Work has begun at the Pritchard Court sheltered housing scheme in Great Linford to create a sensory garden for the residents of the popular scheme.

The garden will feature easily accessible raised beds full of colourful plants, and a landscaped area designed with the needs of the many residents in mind.

The work will be undertaken by FlexLink Systems Limited, based in Blakelands. The company approached Milton Keynes Council’s Neighbourhood Management department a short while ago with the idea of giving something back to the community.

Several potential projects were put forward, but eventually they decided they would like to re-design and improve the garden at the sheltered housing scheme.

This is the first project undertaken by FlexLink and Milton Keynes Council and both parties are excited about this new venture and the positive affect it will have on the residents’ time in the sheltered housing.

Milton Keynes Council Neighbourhood Engagement Officer Michael Kerrigan, said: “This is an excellent project and we’re very pleased that FlexLink stepped forward to help out. We hope that the sensory garden will really make a difference to the lives of residents at Pritchard Court. “

Derek Evans, Sustainability Manager, of the FlexLink Community Project team, said: “We have been established in the local area for over 14 years and as part of our sustainable development programme we believe we should work closely with the local community.

“Pritchard Court is a very justified case and one that we hope to support over time.  This is a long term commitment from FlexLink to carry out small projects in the local community and one we hope to expand on over time.”