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2nd Cranham Cubs weed out the weeds

Cranham Cubs garden for the community
Brunswick Court resident Anne Rugg with 2nd Cranham Cub Scouts
Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Fifteen members of 2nd Cranham Cub Scout Pack got dug in to help improve the gardens at Brunswick Court sheltered housing scheme in Cranham on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

In the past the communal gardens at the scheme, which has 47 homes on the site, have been kept ship-shape by residents with a passion for gardening but now they need a helping hand to get on top of the winter’s growth of weeds ready for the summer.

So the 2nd Cranham Cub Scout Pack, which is based at St Luke’s Church in Cranham, stepped in to give a helping hand and will be spent one of their meeting nights weeding the flower beds and working alongside residents to prepare the ground ready for the new season.

2nd Cranham Cub Scout Pack Leader, Corinne Dutch, said: “The Cubs thoroughly enjoyed working with residents to remove the weeds and turn the earth over ready for the new plants to go in ready for the summer.

“We always do our best to help in the local community and this was a very worthwhile job which we hope will bring a lot of pleasure to Brunswick Court residents.”

Brunswick Court resident and SHOUT Forum Chairman, Paul Clark, said: “The Cub Scouts did an excellent job and as they are much younger than us they found it easier to bend over and do the weeding of the flower beds which we sometimes find difficult.

“Our thanks go to them for a job really well done.”

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