THE Pitcaple Environmental Project (PEP) has helped the Inverurie Environmental Improvement (IEI) group plant up and grow on all the hanging baskets that are put up and maintained throughout Inverurie town centre each year for the last 10 years.
In recognition of the essential work of the PEP, the IEI committee has donated £750 towards the purchase of new hand tools and other equipment. The service users at the PEP will use these to develop and maintain a new sensory garden at their base in Pitscurry.
In previous years, the IEI group has recognised the work of the PEP towards maintaining the hanging baskets with donations to help them buy a poly-tunnel, soil steriliser and other equipment to help them develop their horticultural therapy work with their service users.
IEI Chairman John Glover said, “The service users at Pitscurry play a very important role every year in preparing the hanging baskets for the town centre. In appreciation of this work the IEI committee is delighted that this year’s donation is helping to create the new sensory garden.”
PEP Fundraiser Kay Diack said, “We are now further developing the site to include a community garden in the area below the new log cabins. We are very grateful for the contribution from the IEI group towards some new hand tools and some new equipment for the sensory garden, which we hope can act as a permanent reminder of the work undertaken by service users on the hanging baskets.”
The Pitscurry site is a council-owned facility used to provide training and support for adults with learning or physical disabilities. in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council as part of its community involvement and integration initiative.