Thames Water has been working closely with locals since setting up site in Bekesbourne Street in Limehouse in March 2018.
After learning that a few of the local residents gave up their time to help maintain a nearby community garden, staff working at the Tideway site saw an opportunity to give back.
Under the guidance of community gardener Stephen Shiell, the team worked all morning to clear the footpath, reform boundary hedges, prune the trees and remove detritus and excess soil – and there is now plenty of room for new plants in the garden.
Staff hosted a planting day and tea party in August and then again in October to help the community maintain the garden.
Planters in St James Garden, behind Limehouse DLR, were prepared in advance and filled with new shrubs, which will flourish in the coming months to add to this popular community garden.
The afternoon tea party was an even greater success – approximately 50 children and their families came to enjoy a cupcake or two and participate in a range of games while learning more about the Tideway project.