‘Community Garden’ for Windmill Close

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Cllr. Martin Browne officially opened a spectacular new garden for residents of Windmill Close, on Monday.

Cllr. Martin Browne officially opened a spectacular new garden for residents of Windmill Close, on Monday.

The residents have been busy making their community a great place to live with support from IPB Insurance and Clúid Housing. The fruit of their labour is a stunning garden at the entrance to the estate for locals and visitors to enjoy. IPB Insurance provided a grant of €5,250 to Clúid and residents of Windmill Close to help support the enhancement of community spirit on the estate. Clúid worked closely with local residents to identify the best use of the funding. Clúid’s Housing Officer, Sue Rowley said: “Residents expressed a keen interest in the development of a community garden which would help to engage all age groups. The main aim of the project was to integrate the community and promote social inclusion. Clúid firmly believes in empowering tenants to take ownership of their surrounding environment and I’d like to thank IPB for providing the funds to make this possible. It means so much to our tenants and has helped foster the development of this wonderful community.” As part of their corporate social engagement, IPB Insurance made the funding available through the launch of the Youth and Community Fund. This fund is aimed at promoting social inclusion through the stimulation and support of local organisations and initiatives.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.