TILBURY Town Station has had a horticultural facelift with help from EMR Metal Recycling and One Community Development Trust.
One of the world’s leading metal recyclers, EMR Metal Recycling, which recently invested £4m into its Tilbury Dock facility, has partnered with local charity, One Community, to better support the Tilbury community.
Volunteers from EMR spent the day working closely with One Community planting new flowers and trees outside Tilbury Town Station and have pledged to help maintain it.
Working with a horticultural mentor, the volunteers regenerated the patch which is one of the first things visitors to the town see when they arrive by train.
Yewande Kannike, Chief Executive Officer at One Community, said: “The planting of flowers and trees by volunteers from EMR is going to put a smile on the faces of commuters and local residents”
“We planted a mixture of annuals, perennials and shrubs – some will bloom year on year! It will provide a colourful display and a warm welcome to those who visit Tilbury in the future.”
Martin Thompson, EMR Tilbury Dock Site Manager, said: “We are very proud to be able to support the Tilbury community.
“At EMR, we place a great deal of importance on supporting the communities that are close to our sites, so volunteering to replant the flower bed outside Tilbury Town Station was a fantastic way for our staff to get involved in something which helps Tilbury.”
“We’d like to thank One Community for its continued support in helping us to give back to the town of Tilbury and MBCi Ltd for supplying our horticultural mentor, Anette Charnock.
“We’re looking forward to seeing how the flower bed flourishes in the coming weeks and months.”