Housing developer volunteers help clean up Saxilby

Saxilby was given a makeover thanks to a team of volunteers from Lovell Homes who spent the day cleaning up the village.

Saxilby Parish Council has expressed its thanks to Lovell Homes for choosing Saxilby as one of the venues for its #BigLovell50Challenge to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The challenge will see Lovell Homes staff volunteering for 50 days in communities.

Employees from their Ingleby View site spent a day in Saxilby to carry out various tasks, including a litter-picking session, sweeping the basketball court ready for its re-lining in a few weeks, sweeping the community centre car park, strimming and tidying Pocket Park in the waterfront regeneration area. They also tidied and improved Bridge Place Corner as well as leaving a lasting legacy by planting a tree which will be a permanent fixture in that part of the village for generations to come.

Volunteers from Lovell Homes spent the day tidying and improving areas of Saxilby

They have also pledged to donate 200 hedging plants later in the year to improve the hedge that surrounds two sides of Bridge Place Corner.

Saxilby Parish Council is pleased to have forged a close working relationship with Lovell Homes and once again thanked all the staff for their hard work on the volunteer day.

Coun Liz Hillman, parish council vice-chairman and Bridge Street working group chairman, said: “We are delighted that Lovell’s volunteers have helped to make improvements in our village.

"In just a few hours the volunteers made a big difference to certain areas.

"We are grateful for their help and the working relationship we have with them.”

Nicola Bailey, liaison officer for Lovell Homes, said: “The Lovell team is excited to be celebrating half a century of Lovell Partnerships by committing to 50 days ofvolunteering in the community.

"In Saxilby, we dedicated our time to a litter picking session and improving local green spaces by weeding and planting a tree near the arch path that Lovell recently constructed in the village.

"It’s been a great opportunity to get to know the community and to give something back.”

Situated on Church Lane, Ingleby View is a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes and two-bedroom bungalows.