Podsmead Clearance Team

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Podsmead Clearance Team

The social enterprise, Podsmead Clearance Team (PCT) was formed in 2017 in order to cut the grass verges in the area as part of a 2 year trial with Gloucester City Council. PCT employs 5-10 people from the local area who are each responsible for maintaining a patch of grass verges. This provides local people with local work and for some, acts as the first step into work and place to develop much needed skills. Following feedback from local residents and from the team who struggle to use hand held mowers on large patches of grass and after periods of wet weather we are approaching Big Local for funding for a ride on mower. This will enable the team to cut the grass quicker and shorter and will provide them with more time to take on the maintenance of larger open spaces as well as overgrown gardens and general gardening maintenance for individuals at a reasonable rate

Project Cost: £4,999

Community support needed: 50

Where: Podsmead

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