Many thanks to Sharon of Thames Valley Probation Service for her help in arranging the wood chip spreading today and to Claire the on-site TVPS supervisor for managing the offenders. Eight offenders serving community payback orders have spread the wood chip all over the soil. The aim is to suppress weeds from growing vigorously.
Thanks also to Ann for the photographs and to Juliette at Wokingham Superbowl for allowing the offenders to use the bowling alley’s toilets. An essential part of arrangements with TVPS!
Juliette is also arranging to have Wokingham in Bloom’s water-butts attached to the drainpipe in the yard behind Superbowl. Should be in place next week. This will make it easier for Gerry and Rose Street gardeners, and Vicky and Incredible Edible to water their plants and produce. When the offenders finished moving the wood chip they moved on to Ormonde Road allotments and shifted two tonnes of 20mm aggregate to complete the drainage work started in January. Happy gardening over the Easter weekend!
The community payback scheme in action.