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Green-fingered construction team give Hull garden a spring makeover

A communal garden in west Hull is blooming again thanks to a spring makeover by a green-fingered team from local housing specialist Lovell.

Lovell is currently working on a large-scale housing improvement programme in Hull for Chevin Housing Association, part of the Together Housing Group. The company carried out the garden makeover of the communal outdoor area at Carol Dickson Court for free as part of its commitment to supporting local communities.

Pupils from Adelaide Primary School present Lovell regional director Robert Adams with a decorated bird box for the transformed communal garden at Carol Dickson Court. Pictured at Carol Dickson Court are, front, left to right, pupils Veronica Midere, Jayden Sta Maria, Isabella Keistere and Jack Hewitson. Back row, left to right, Sara Featherstone, neighbourhood co-ordinator, Chevin Housing Association; Jenny Schofield and Ann Lincoln, Adelaide Primary School; Caroline Lee, Efficiency North and Lovell regional director Robert Adams.

The Lovell team created new garden beds and have planted a holly tree and a number of shrubs as well as bedding plants to give the garden a fresh look for spring, making it more attractive for residents at the housing complex in Wellsted Street. The company also hopes the transformed garden will provide a haven for wildlife and is installing bird boxes which have been decorated by pupils at nearby Adelaide Primary School.

The garden makeover was carried out by members of the Lovell team working in Hull. As part of Chevin’s whole house improvement programme, Lovell is carrying out major refurbishment work to its properties in Yorkshire  undertaking improvements such as new kitchens and bathrooms, rewiring, new heating systems, re-roofing and new windows and doors. Homes refurbished by Lovell have included flats at Carol Dickson Court.

“This work by Lovell has put the finishing touches to the transformation of Carol Dickson Court,” says George Paterson, group director of assets at Together Housing. “Significant resources have been expended by Chevin, Hull City Council and Humberside Police, and various interventions have contributed to the wider regeneration of the area. Cameras, fencing and landscaping have really lifted the reputation of Carol Dickson Court, with more residents wanting to live in the area, more demand for our properties and less turnover and management issues. Working in partnership with Lovell and our other partners has made a real change to the lives of the people living in the scheme.”

“We’re proud to be working with Chevin helping improve local homes in Hull and across Yorkshire,” says Lovell regional director Robert Adams. “It’s great that through this partnership we have also been able to bring about an outdoor transformation at Carol Dickson Court. Our aim is always to ensure a wide range of benefits in neighbourhoods where we work through community projects and support for local organisations. We hope residents enjoy using their new-look garden.” Lovell is undertaking a two-year programme of home improvement work for Chevin  across Yorkshire.