Team keen to improve Whitley Bay neighbourhood

Volunteers from Robertson and Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade who carried out the work at Whitley Bay Metro station.
Volunteers from Robertson and Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade who carried out the work at Whitley Bay Metro station.

Work has been carried out to improve an area of land outside a Metro station.

Robertson, which is carrying out the redevelopment of Whitley Bay’s Spanish City, has also been working with local communities to improve their neighbourhoods.

And last Saturday, a team from Robertson transformed a piece of land into a landscaped garden beside Whitley Bay Metro station.

Apple trees were planted and planters made ready for the community to use and grow their own choice of plants.

Andrew Coleman, project manager for Robertson, was helped by his team and staff from Olives to create something for all to enjoy for years to come as the apple trees blossom.

The project is part of Robertson’s carbon offsetting commitment and its community engagement projects.

Andrew said: “We are delighted to be able to give something back to the local area whilst we are working on the iconic Dome and its great to see the local residents getting involved.”

The idea to use this piece of land was suggested by Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade and Big Local, who are continuing to work together to help improve the town for both residents and businesses.

Julie Summers, Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade chairman, said: “Its fantastic to see what can be achieved when companies work together.

“It makes the neighbourhood look nicer and in turn helps local businesses as people are more inclined to visit the area.”

Anyone who would like to get involved in helping to maintain the garden should get in touch with Olives at the Station for more information on the project.