Annington, the company responsible for refurbishing former MOD properties in the area, has donated pallets to a local community group – the Windsor Allotments and Home Gardens Association (WAHGA). The donated pallets are an example of how Annington is reducing site waste and supporting the local community.

The WAHGA’s main objective is to create and promote the interests of allotment, leisure and home gardeners by providing educational, recreational and trading facilities in and around Windsor. The group will use the pallets for a variety of functions across their ten Windsor locations, including using them to store compost and manure to harvest produce. Across some sites, the pallets will be modified to make rose beds or paths for allotment owners.

Caroline Jones, Allotment Secretary for Windsor Allotments and Home Gardens Association, commented: “As a member of the allotments since 2009, I have seen how creative our members can be with pallets and there is always a demand for them. They can be dismantled into many different uses, even if it’s just a place to take a well-deserved break. It’s encouraging to see a company like Annington make a conscious effort to not only decrease excess waste but support their local community. We are incredibly grateful for their donation to our allotment group.”

Stacy Whitehead, Marketing Manager at Annington, added: “For Annington, it’s always a priority to minimise our waste and repurpose materials where we can. It's a bonus to be able to support the local community at the same time. As with all our sites, the focus on sustainability is important. We will continue to donate site materials to the local community when possible as we constantly strive to reduce our footprint wherever we go.”

The Crescent is Annington’s upcoming development of fully refurbished 2 and 3 bedroom homes in Windsor. The first phase is expected to launch early 2023.