Beyond Housing brings flower power to Lingdale

Meadow Dale Court, Lingdale. Pictured with the newly completed planter at Meadow Dale Court, Lingdale are (from left).. Redcar & Cleveland Borough Councillor for Lingdale Steve Kay, Beyond Housing Charge Hand Alex Evans with Estate Operatives Chris Corley and Reece Frankland, Lockwood Parish Council Chairman Mike Jefferson.Beyond Housing has worked in partnership with local councilors to improve unsightly areas of open space in Lingdale.

Supported by Redcar & Cleveland Councillor, Steve Kay, and Chair of Lockwood Parish Council, Mike Jefferson, staff from Beyond Housing have cleared litter-strewn ground, grassing the area and planting a range of plants and flowers, including daffodil and crocuses to give a splash of spring colour.

The name Lingdale originates from the common heather, or Ling, which grows in the area and is a focal point of a wooden planter, designed by Beyond Housing Working Charge Hand Alex Evans.

Alex said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this project and I’m pleased I’ve been able to take it from start to finish.

“The planter has really improved the area and I’m looking forward to seeing the flowers bloom in the spring.”

Councillor Steve Kay said: “We are delighted to work in partnership with Beyond Housing to improve the local environment for all residents of Lingdale. This formerly untidy area is now a grassy sward, with a floral planter as its centre-piece.

“This project bodes well for future consultation and co-operation between Beyond Housing and both our councils.”

Councillor Mike Jefferson said: “It was essential to tidy up this area in Meadow Dale Court, which is directly opposite Lingdale Village Hall and the parish council office.

“The use of heather in the floral display is particularly appropriate and shows the amount of thought that has gone into this project.”