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Green-fingered volunteers build for growth

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 27, 2014

Trent and Dove's Aaron Stringer with Willmott Dixons General Manager Colin Smith, two tenants Sue Grant and Beryl Hitchin and Trent and Dove volunteer Raphael Bloor.

Trent and Dove's Aaron Stringer with Willmott Dixons General Manager Colin Smith, two tenants Sue Grant and Beryl Hitchin and Trent and Dove volunteer Raphael Bloor.

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VOLUNTEERS from the Burton branch of a construction company have put their green fingers to work over the summer.

The group of eight, from Willmott Dixon, worked alongside Trent and Dove to provide tenants in Warwick Street with greenhouses to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

The two firms have recently celebrated 10 years of working together repairing and maintaining around 5,700 homes in both East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire.

The allotment was set up on waste land in the cul-de-sac, with produce grown to be put up for sale. Any profits made from sales will then be donated to good causes within the local area.

Trent and Dove's project coordinator Aaron Stringer said: "The greenhouse has been a fantastic addition to Warwick Street community allotments.

"Now the residents, who grow so many flowers and vegetables from seed, will have a chance to continually grow fresh produce."

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