A SPECIAL Diamond Jubilee garden created for Polegate School has been officially unveiled.
County and Metropolitan Homes, a housing development firm, donated £5,000 worth of labour and materials to landscape and create the garden along with Coinford Construction Ltd who designed the garden.
The developer owns the Bluebells home site in Dittons Road, Polegate, and created the garden following meetings with the school.
Some £300 was also handed over by the development firm to be used for a refurbishment of the Polegate school’s corridors.
The garden was officially opened by Country and Metropolitan Homes’ sales and marketing director, Elaine Dufaur, Bluebells Site manager, Joe Ellson and Coinford Construction project manager, John Kavanagh.
The trio unveiled a specially commissioned plaque, which will take pride of place amongst the flowerbeds.
Joe Ellson said: “As we were building nearby, we asked the school if we could assist with any projects on their ‘wish list’.
“When they mentioned that their garden needed some attention, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give the school and its pupils something they could benefit from and enjoy for years to come.
“Bluebells has proved very popular since it opened and we’re delighted to be able to deliver additional benefits to the local community as well as new homes.
“We’d also like to thank the team at Coinford Construction Ltd, who have all worked extremely hard to help us create a beautiful garden for the children of Polegate School to enjoy.”
The garden is wheelchair friendly and features raised planters that are full of shrubs and flowers also donated by the homebuilder.
Claire Martin-O’Donoghue, headteacher at Polegate School, said: “This was a very kind gesture by Country and Metropolitan Homes and everybody here is delighted with the outcome of their hard work.”
She added: “The new garden is a place for pupils to sit and relax, and a fitting way to mark the Diamond Jubilee.”
Country and Metropolitan Homes is an operating company of the Gladedale group, a private developer of residential and commercial property in the UK.