AN idea planted years ago has finally come to fruition with the creation of planter boxes and seats on Myall Street in Tea Gardens.
“This was a particularly bare section of Myall Street that we wanted to soften,” President of the Progress Association, Trevor Jennings told News Of The Area.
‘’A lot of people come off the ferry and the women go into Ella’s Boutique and Black Possum Fabric Shop and you often see the men standing outside, twiddling their thumbs so that’s just one purpose.”
The planter seats also come with their own dog ring at each end to provide a tethering spot for your pet.
Funding for the project came from a grant, plus donations from the local Chamber of Commerce and the Hawks Nest Progress Association
The ‘know-how’ and the wood was provided by the Tea Gardens Men’s Shed.
“We were only too pleased to do the work as it helps the community,” Men’s Shed member Rob Hughes said.
The Men’s Shed do lots of work around the community, often providing a service that tradesmen find too small like repairing chairs or checking out electrical appliances to ensure they comply.
They do have a big plan on their books, to build a new Men’s Shed in the Industrial Estate.
Any help with fundraising or grant writing would be gratefully received.
The soil and fertiliser were donated by Woodwards Nursery.
Myall Chamber of Commerce President Jessica Harris said, “That’s why community groups are so important, you can’t do it on your own and get these things done and to have three community groups come together is a great achievement.”
By Margie TIERNEY