Publish date: 16 July 2021

Mersey Care’s horticultural team have been praised for a second time for their continuing hard work and contributions to another community green space close to their base at Maghull Health Park.

Head gardener Paul Pruden and his team have been praised by the Friends of Maghull and District (FOMD) and Maghull Town councillor Frank Sharp for their help in reinvigorating an historic woodland entrance to Maghull close to the main roads network, the Woodend Community Woodland Project.

“Paul and his team worked relentlessly removing 146 tonnes of soil which was landscaped seamlessly into the rear of the site and replaced it with 146 tonnes of materials,” wrote councillor Sharp in a letter to Mersey Care. “He consistently demonstrated wonderful organisational skills, patience, humour, courteousness and determination.

“Not for the first time, it gives me great pleasure to endorse your Gardeners Team as a real credit to Mersey Care for providing a beautiful accessible inspirational community legacy. Finally, may I convey our huge debt of gratitude to your organisation for supporting this wonderful philanthropic treasure.”

Paul and his team were also praised for their hard work last year with the FOMD group writing to our Estates and Facilities department to thank them for their efforts. Their work in laying a 230 metre natural Cotswold style path will enable the community space to be accessed better by everyone including those with disability and the elderly. A video about the project, made by FOMD, can be accessed here.