Managed Services, part of Travis Perkins, which provides maintenance materials and supply chain planning for public sector organisations, has donated £15,000 towards developing a nature garden at Breckfield Community Centre, including a community allotment, wildlife trails and an outdoor classroom.

The Regenda Group Housing Association teamed up with Breckfield and North Everton Neighbourhood Council (BNENC) and together created The Breckfield Diggers. The Diggers work to bring local residents together by giving them the chance to transform local areas, such as Breckfield Community Centre, into a place they can enjoy and maintain for years to come. Managed Services is responsible for supplying the Regenda Group’s repairs and maintenance materials and was keen to support this community initiative.

Opening on 9 March, the garden is available to all local residents and includes a community allotment featuring nine raised planting beds and two greenhouses. Two nature trails have also been created, featuring bug houses, hedgehog nesting boxes and feeding tables. Finally, an outdoor seating area has been purpose built so children and young people can take part in the various educational sessions the centre offers.

Maggie Devine, social value manager for Travis Perkins Managed Services, said: “We were really pleased to be able to be involved with the community garden, which can now be enjoyed by all Breckfield residents. This is a fantastic example of the difference companies can make by investing in their local communities. We hope that the local community will enjoy the garden for years to come.”