A PENARTH gardening club has recently received a whole range of new equipment.

J.G. Hale Construction, who are partnered with Wales and West Housing, donated the equipment to the club.

The club is made up of residents of a housing scheme at Salisbury Close, and approached the local community development team to develop a community garden.

It has been running for 10 years.

J.G. Hale Construction donated a shed and gardening equipment, planters and topsoil and another of Wales and West Housing’s regular contractors, Mike Guthrie Building Solutions, donated labour to install the shed.

Penarth gardening club member, Jenny, said: "During lockdown it really helped me.

"I was on furlough and didn’t work for three months and I had always been used to getting up and going out to work.

"So, I was able to spend my spare time in the garden. I would come out and plant seeds and watching them grow, it really helped.

“The gardening brought us closer together.

"Once people realise the garden is here for everyone, they come here and sit and watch the birds or donate cuttings and plants. I’ve met lots of new people."

David Harrhy, managing director, J.G. Hale Construction, said: "Since lockdown, we have reassessed and tailored our community benefits towards supporting projects which encourage community cohesion and wellbeing through outdoor activities.

"We’re pleased to have collaborated with our client WWH to donate new planters, soil, and a shed to the residents of Salisbury Close to assist with the residents’ gardening club."