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21st September 2019

Community Garden Gets Double Disabled Raised Bed


The North West Ipswich Big Local Trust has just taken delivery this week of a Double Disabled Raised Bed for two wheelchair users Becca and Sam.

“We are well impressed with the disabled raised bed that we commissioned ActivSheds to make – it is bespoke so we had exactly what we wanted made to suit our wheelchair users. The wood used is very strong wood and has metal underneath to strengthen the top surface. The raised bed is wide enough to have 2 electric wheelchair users underneath it once side by side. Becca & Sam can now plant their own seeds and tend to them at their special station having all the hand tools available including small watering cans”

“ActivSheds have been brilliant” say’s Community Garden Project Manager Janet Vinnicombe ” they have adhered to everything we wanted and given us a couple of extra features that we hadn’t thought of – Becca & Sam our electric wheelchair users both have a place to put their drinks and their phones away from all the dirt & mess. The build is superb as is the workmanship – the attention to detail and thought that has gone into it from ActivShed volunteers is fantastic they truly are a very talented bunch. The bed was made at Maidenhall Allotments where ActivShed’s is based they had to dismantle it to transport it and put it back together when they delivered it.

The NWIBLT Community Garden meets every Wednesday & Sunday from 10am – 12 Noon they are on the Castle Hill Allotments between Dales Rd & Ashcroft Rd.

They welcome any new volunteers whether they have experience or not – the main idea for the garden is to help improve health & well being for our members so they make new friends, learn new skills, enjoy the fresh air and share in the produce. The gates are locked so volunteers need to be let in. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Janet on 07851912765 or Tracey on 07739516384.

• Pictured are Emily, Stacey, Chloe, Leah, Sam (in wheelchair), Chloe, Janet (Founder Member and Community Garden Project Manager), Becca (in wheelchair), Vivien (Founder Member) and Milon.

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