Rainham day service for people with disabilities reveals revamped garden

Garden features in the new area with raised beds and water features at Rainham's Avelon Road Centre.

Garden features in the new area with raised beds and water features at Rainham's Avelon Road Centre. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

A day service that supports people with disabilities has officially reopened its refurbished garden.

Garden features in the new area with raised beds and water features at Rainham's Avelon Road Centre.

Garden features in the new area with raised beds and water features at Rainham's Avelon Road Centre. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

The leader of Havering Council, councillor Damian White cut the ribbon to officially open Avelon Road Centre's garden in Avelon Road on Thursday, September 5.

The day service, which is part of Havering's adult social services, provides opportunities for people over the age of 18 who have learning disabilities.

Thames Chase Centre volunteers helped with the refurbishments which took around six weeks to complete.

Lee Hughes, deputy manager, told the Recorder: "It was fantastic.

Garden features in the new area with raised beds and water features at Rainham's Avelon Road Centre.

Garden features in the new area with raised beds and water features at Rainham's Avelon Road Centre. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant


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"It was originally a small plot, like an allotment area and now it has pathways for people to access it.

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"The garden looks great and there is just a really nice vibe out there."

Avelon works to provide a range of creative activities and experiences to help people learn new skills and improve existing ones.

Garden features in the new area with raised beds and water features at Rainham's Avelon Road Centre.

Garden features in the new area with raised beds and water features at Rainham's Avelon Road Centre. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

Visit avelonroadcentre.co.uk to find out more.

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