Local residents are beginning to notice that woodland animals now peer out of the dense and colourful sun-tinged foliage of the newly planted wildlife themed garden between Symington House and Dawkins Court.
This JMB designed gardening project, jointly funded by the JMB and Southwark Council through its Cleaner Greener Safer initiative, is now complete and we are very pleased with the final product. We hope residents agree it is a great addition to the mix and we thank our estates services team, gardeners and the Lawson Tenants and Residents Association for their joint efforts in bringing this prominent feature to fruition.
So far the overwhelming feedback from local residents and the general community passing through has been very positive indeed. The feeling is that the design of the scheme is fun, perfectly re-purposing a hitherto difficult-to-purpose space. We are already using this space more than we did for various events to foster stronger community ties and the new garden contributes greatly to the general ambience of both neighbouring estates. It’s just a nicer place to be. The hope is that the local community welcome this beautiful new garden into their hearts and help to maintain it respectfully by allowing the vulnerable new plants to establish.
Residents agree when we say this kind of estate improvement work is just one of the JMBs many great assets and another reason to VOTE : YES in our continuation ballot in October 2016.
As for the wild animals, well, they are considered JMB staff now and as such we ask they be nurtured and treated with respect at all times. We hope local residents are pleased with their new environment. Let us know your thoughts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
(author Adam Evans)