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The event allowed residents to gather in small groups as COVID restrictions relaxed a little more, and gave Your Housing Group the opportunity to show their appreciation to residents for their support during ongoing reinvestment works over the past 12 months.
Tivoli donated £2,500 worth of material and plants to help revitalise Ryfields gardens. The Tivoli team worked alongside residents who rolled their sleeves up and got their green thumbs out to help revive around 200 pots, with replanting efforts alongside some much needed catching up.
Tracey Lawson, from the Ryfields Village Resident Association said:
“It’s been a brilliant day and brought brightness back into the village. It’s been nice to get the Ryfields family back together and working as a team. Thank you to Your Housing Group, Tivoli and Caseys for their support. Onwards and upwards!”
Russ Nixon, Social Value Manager from Your Housing Group’s Community Regeneration Team, said:
“A big thank you to my colleagues at Your Housing Group, and Tivoli who not only donated materials and plants to the scheme, but worked so hard today to help residents enjoying their potting day.
“The event today has been a long-awaited opportunity to get outside and enjoy the garden with our residents, and a chance for us to show our appreciation for their ongoing patience during a period of significant reinvestment work at Ryfields. Lockdown has been difficult for many residents and it has been wonderful to see them outside today and realise our vision of creating more places for people to thrive.”
Neil Simpson, Regional Director at Tivoli said:
“We are immensely proud to support the residents and Your Housing Group with this project. The day has been a great success, not only in transforming the environment, but also as a great example of residents and businesses coming together to create communities they can be proud of. It has been a real pleasure, and we look forward to more great days working with Your Housing Group and their residents.”
Ryfields Retirement Village is currently undergoing significant investment works into the building both externally and internally.
The improved works will see the Village benefit from a new roof, heating upgrades, fire safety improvements including new front doors and will also see the building receive some future proofing such as solar panels and electric charging points as well as upgrades of kitchens and bathrooms in the majority of the properties.
Internally communal upgrades will also include the introduction of a snooker room and scooter store and upgrades to the current craft room, library and quiet rooms with new carpets throughout.