Regenda Turns Scrap Metals Into Flower Petals

Old scrap metal is being used to brighten-up communal gardens and green spaces as part of a new community project.  

The Regenda Group housing association is weighing-in copper water cylinders and pipes in exchange for cash which their local neighbourhood teams can spend on plants, flowers and landscaping.

Among the first to benefit are residents living in the Grove Street area of Toxteth, Liverpool, where the scrap metal money is being used to transform a communal garden used by local families.    

“We’ll be using the money to really tidy the area up. We’ll build planters which can be used for flowers or growing vegetables and we will put some bird boxes up on the trees. Later we’ll sow wild flowers and watch the garden spring back into life.”

Regenda neighbourhood officer, Donna Gordon


Work on the Toxteth garden will be paid for by cash collected from old cylinders and piping which Regenda’s specialist maintenance company, M&Y, is removing from properties undergoing modernisation across the city in Netherton.   

“This is just the start, then we will move elsewhere, looking for other areas of communal land and green spaces which need tidying up. Our residents love these places and it’s great that we can give something back,”

Regenda neighbourhood officer, Donna Gordon

Regenda’s award-winning Community Wellbeing Apprentices, who combine college study with local projects, will also be involved in maintenance of the green spaces.

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