Family's garden cleaned up by volunteers

Bucks Free Press: Family's garden cleaned up by volunteers Family's garden cleaned up by volunteers

GOOD neighbourliness was on display in High Wycombe after a community activist teamed up with Tesco workers to overhaul a family’s overgrown garden.

Stephen Boyes offered his services for free to the family in Beech Road after noticing their small garden was growing out of control.

He called upon the community team based at Tesco in High Wycombe to help de-clutter the garden – to the delight of the tenants and wider community.

Mr Boyes said: “It went fantastically well. We had five wonderful volunteers from Tesco and the final result really was stupendous.

“The change in the garden is really dramatic and will help on two counts. The first is the happiness it will create in the community – the family is really delighted, as are the neighbours.

“I’m co-chairman of the Neighbourhood Action Group, so the second point is that if you have an area that is run down it encourages a negative mindset so we hope that by clearing this area up, people will take pride in it.”

Tesco’s High Wycombe’s non-food trading manager Fiona Martin called the cleanup operation “fantastic” and was quick to point out the work the store does within the town – having raised £6,000 for Diabetes UK last year.

The store also supports other charities including Wycombe Homeless Connection, Child Bereavement UK and Wycombe Mind, with events ranging from quiz nights to volunteer work.

She said: “We get heavily involved in the community and we want to show people we are more than just a supermarket.”

If you would like to help the Tesco volunteers, pop into the store in Eden.

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12:34pm Mon 19 May 14

wycombe_lad says...

Will they pop round and cut my grass?
Will they pop round and cut my grass? wycombe_lad
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2:11pm Mon 19 May 14

J B Blackett says...

wycombe_lad wrote:
Will they pop round and cut my grass?
They probably do it at a reduced rate - and it would be a snip , we think
[quote][p][bold]wycombe_lad[/bold] wrote: Will they pop round and cut my grass?[/p][/quote]They probably do it at a reduced rate - and it would be a snip , we think J B Blackett
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5:37pm Mon 19 May 14

mistamina says...

J B Blackett wrote:
wycombe_lad wrote:
Will they pop round and cut my grass?
They probably do it at a reduced rate - and it would be a snip , we think
Cut it out.
[quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wycombe_lad[/bold] wrote: Will they pop round and cut my grass?[/p][/quote]They probably do it at a reduced rate - and it would be a snip , we think[/p][/quote]Cut it out. mistamina
  • Score: 1

6:08pm Mon 19 May 14

J B Blackett says...

mistamina wrote:
J B Blackett wrote:
wycombe_lad wrote:
Will they pop round and cut my grass?
They probably do it at a reduced rate - and it would be a snip , we think
Cut it out.
We don't need any help - we are self-rotavatored
[quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wycombe_lad[/bold] wrote: Will they pop round and cut my grass?[/p][/quote]They probably do it at a reduced rate - and it would be a snip , we think[/p][/quote]Cut it out.[/p][/quote]We don't need any help - we are self-rotavatored J B Blackett
  • Score: 1

9:19pm Mon 19 May 14

121Truth says...

Free advert for Tesco ;)
Free advert for Tesco ;) 121Truth
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7:26am Wed 21 May 14

demoness the second says...

Why couldn't they tidy their own garden?
Clearly it was not bothering them - or they could not be bothered.
They must be laughing their socks off. The real proof will be if they keep it tidy or if they let it grow back to the state it was before.
Why couldn't they tidy their own garden? Clearly it was not bothering them - or they could not be bothered. They must be laughing their socks off. The real proof will be if they keep it tidy or if they let it grow back to the state it was before. demoness the second
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