Recycled groynes put to good use by local hospice

A number of old timber groynes, extracted from a Mackley project in Hove, are being put to good use by a local charity.

Last month, the groynes were delivered to St Barnabas, a Worthing-based hospice which provides palliative care to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses.

The hospice intends to use the groynes on flower beds in their communal garden – with plans to also ask local sculptors to ‘mould’ them. 

David Knapp, Mackley’s Business Development Manager, said: “At Mackley, we are committed to working in partnership with the people who live and work in the areas where we operate.

“As a result, we support a wide range of local charities and community initiatives – and I can think of none more worthy than St Barnabas.

“We are excited to see how these redundant timber groynes will be used.” 

Putting recycled timber to good use
This is the latest in a number of ways Mackley has found to put redundant groynes and other timber to good use.

In 2018, a number of timber groynes removed from Shoreham beach as part of a previous Mackley project were put to good use by a scout group in West Sussex.

Prior to that, recycled groynes were used to create a raised herb garden for the commercial kitchens at Field Place Manor House in Worthing, and to create flower beds as part of the Transition Town Worthing project.

Recycled timber from Mackley projects was also used to create a timber terrace and fenders at Orchard Wharf on the River Thames in London’s Docklands.

06 November 2019

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