Planters brighten Minnigaff

Phil Pironi, DGHP Technical Inspector; John McLarty, operative with Land Engineering; David McMillan, Chairman of DGHP and Alexander Lynch, DGHP tenant and District Management Committee member at Countess Court.
Phil Pironi, DGHP Technical Inspector; John McLarty, operative with Land Engineering; David McMillan, Chairman of DGHP and Alexander Lynch, DGHP tenant and District Management Committee member at Countess Court.

Areas in Minnigaff are looking brighter this week thanks to plants and planters donated by Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) and grounds maintenance contractor Land Engineering.

One DGHP tenant, in Murray Place, Minnigaff, who was happy to see the raised bed area in front of her property improved, was Margaret Blackburn.

Margaret, who has lived in the street for several years, said: “What a difference they have made to the area. I contacted DGHP some time ago to see if they could do anything with the area.

“There are a lot of plants now and I hope to keep an eye on the area and make sure it’s maintained and looking well.”

DGHP’s contractor also installed some planter boxes in Countess Court, Minnigaff. Plaques are now in place and Land Engineering will be maintaining the areas.

DGHP Chairman David McMillan said: “The planters and raised beds really make a difference, and hopefully will give people pride in the areas they live in.

“I hope our tenants and local residents like them and enjoy them. It is thanks to our tenants letting us know about areas that can be improved that these works can be carried out by our contractors.”