News from Bolton at Home
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Giving Little Lever tenants a blooming good view
We’re developing Lever Gardens Court in Little Lever as part of our commitment to provide quality homes and safe places where people can get support for their health and care needs to help them live well.
You can expect all 62 apartments and on site facilities to be ready this October and if you’re interested in all the features and activities it could offer you, or someone you care about, read more here: www.boltonathome.org.uk/bolton-at-home-news/have-you-heard-about-lever-gardens-court-5760/ And if you want to apply for a home here, please phone us on 01204 328000.
If you’re interested in support worker jobs on site, they’re advertised here: Support Worker – Extra Care Little Lever - Bolton - Indeed.com and Waking Night Support Worker - Extra Care - Bolton - Indeed.com
While it serves the important purpose of protecting residents from dust, debris, and noise while our new Lever Gardens Court site is built by Caddick Construction, the perimeter fence surrounding the site remained a bland barrier for local residents- so they requested something to improve their view.
Among some of the suggestions were planting and planters, but the site’s steep gradient called for a more bespoke solution. This resulted in the creation of a volunteer-led art project that has used the rich skills of volunteers (who also attend two of our Percent for Art** supported projects).
These volunteers, from Breightmet Men in Sheds and Willow Hey Community Project in Farnworth, came to the rescue by creating profile-cut flowers and leaves. They’ve been installed on the fence as a temporary feature to brighten the view while Lever Gardens Court progresses through its construction.
During our colleagues’ consultation of residents around the Lever Gardens Court construction site, respondents asked for dark coloured roses and various flower varieties. The volunteers worked to this brief, using inspiration from images of flower varieties they’d collected from a recent trip to RHS Bridgewater in 2022.
They’ve crafted 10 large handmade wooden flowers and utilised the excess exterior plywood by making leaves that’ll be installed as a trail along the fence with the flowers spaced between them. Because it’s a huge fence, volunteers thought it’d be best to distribute their creations across its surface area- rather than concentrate them in a small area.
It’s been a much-welcomed feature for residents. Thank you to all involved.
Did you know that we have a Percent for Art Team that works with tenants and residents, community groups, partners and other community stakeholders to develop socially engaged art projects to improve our communities and benefit customers? You can find out more about the team and some of our past projects here: www.boltonathome.org.uk/percent-for-art.