Tinkers Bridge goes green

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Green-fingered residents have planted their best foot forward to create gardening spaces to help sustainable living throughout the estate.

On Saturday and Sunday a number of residents came out to build equipment and areas for people to plant a range of herbs, fruits and vegetables.

They built raised beds for these to be planted so they can then be used in people’s cooking to help promote healthy eating.

Children were helped to build bird boxes for their gardens to encourage feathered friends, and other wildlife boxes were put up in pre-existing green spaces around the estate.

When the children weren’t making their birdhouses they were kept busy with bug hunts, crafts and bulb planting as well as getting muddy.

Resident Michelle Duggan said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everybody involved, my nephew had a brilliant time and is so proud of his birdhouse.

“I don’t think everybody realises the hard work and effort that goes into obtaining the funding and organising for these events, all done by volunteers.”

Rebecca Brown, Community Mobiliser from Community Action: MK, supported with the funding application, promotion of the event and activities on the day.

She said: “It’s amazing how the residents really pull together to provide opportunities for their fellow residents. They aspire to support others and create opportunities close to home, in this case the opportunities to enjoy wildlife and being outdoors, whilst encouraging healthy lifestyles.”