Derelict for many years the beautiful walled garden at Pelham House has suddenly been brought back to life by International Nuclear Services (INS) staff at Pelham House and local residents from the surrounding neighbourhood.
With the agreement of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) who own the property, and some hard work by INS Commercial Manager Tom Addison, the walled garden has been divided up into allotment plots and the Pelham House Allotment Society has been formed.
In support of the Pelham House allotments, recognising the community involvement and NDA support, INS has donated £2,000 to carry out essential groundwork preparation. Said INS Corporate Responsibility Director, Rupert Wilcox-Baker:
" INS is delighted to support this fantastic initiative bringing together our own staff, giving up their spare time, with members of the local community.
" In the days when Pelham House was a magnificent private house the walled garden would have been a hive of activity. After a period of near dereliction the new Pelham House Allotment Society working with INS and the NDA have brought it back to life."
Each year INS has allocated funds for donations, supporting projects within the West Cumbria and Warrington areas. As a company, INS is looking to help the community to help itself and in particular likes to support employee volunteering and help for the young, elderly and the disadvantaged.