Keon & Chasetown Lend A Helping Hand!
Published on: September 13, 2021
Earlier in the year Keon were contacted by the Woodside Allotments and Leisure Gardeners Association (WAALGA) who are located next to our Newcomen Way Development in Telford. WAALGA had found with the recent bad weather their lower car park became boggy and unusable, so they approached us for help.
Along with our sister company Chasetown Civil Engineering we were able to clear the existing car park and relay the area with a hardcore cover to reinvigorate the site and reinstate the use of the car park.
“The Woodside Allotments and Leisure Gardeners Association (WAALGA) in Telford were in desperate need of a new surface on their carpark. It had become a no go area with the heavy rainfall and mud being churned up under car tyres. The surface had become very uneven. Mary Conner, a committee member, approached Keon Homes who were building new affordable homes on the site at Newcomen Way and they agreed to help. The allotments are regularly used by the local community and have been a lifeline for the vulnerable, elderly and local families. Some of the produce grown will go to the local food bank so our reach is far and wide. Everyone at the allotment site were delighted to have the help and support from Keon Homes and Chasetown Civil Engineering who did such a fantastic job.
They made light work of it with the diggers on site and expertise. The committee had sought quotes for the work but it wasn’t something we could afford without raising potholder annual fees.
Members can now access their plots easily and we are all very happy gardeners!
Thank you to all at Keon Homes & Chasetown Civil Engineering!!!”
Simon Wilson, Project Manager for Keon Homes commented
“When Mary from the allotments first got in touch Keon and Chasetown were happy to assist a worthy local cause. They had suffered with excess rainfall over recent years and it caused problems for them for large parts of the year.
The allotments provided a sanctuary for many during the recent pandemic and both Keon and Chasetown being sister companies within the family owned Tara group understand the value of outdoor space and regenerating areas. We like to leave a lasting positive legacy on our sites and their surroundings; by helping the allotment committee we certainly feel proud to make the area accessible for more local residents to enjoy for many years to come.”
Following the completion of the works the members of WAALGA kindly invited the team at Keon & Chasetown over to the allotments to join them for a cup of tea and some bacon baps to thank them for their work, Steve Woods Newcomen site manager was gifted a framed photo of the team mid work to commemorate the event which is now hanging proudly in the site office.