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TalkTalk UFO teams up with York City Football Club to create Community Garden in York

TalkTalk Content Team - TT Staff

We got our gardening gloves on and mucked in with York City Football Club last week to help plant flower beds at The Lanes Community Garden in Clifton, York as part of our community drive as we continue to connect residents in the city to Ultra Fibre Optic.  

(L-R) Alex Kempster, Kallum Griffiths, Kay Watkins (The Lanes Community Garden) and David Ferguson lending a helping hand..jpg


The Lanes is a community garden project, initiated last year by ‘Friends of The Lanes Community Garden’ and supported by us to transform an unused piece of land into a family-friendly space for local residents to enjoy.

We really enjoyed working with York City football club to bring life back to the once derelict area. Over the next few months, there are plans for even more exciting additions including planters with herbs, flowers, and fruit trees!

(L-R) York City players David Ferguson, Pete Jameson and Alex Kempster helping Michelle McCarthy from TalkTalk UFO with planting flowerbeds.jpg


The Lanes Community Garden is also supported by Make It York’s Bloom! festival that celebrates the city’s horticultural relationship and all things beautiful and plant related. This year the much anticipated event will take place across the city between 20th-28th June with the theme ‘Art in Nature’. 


It’s great to see the brilliant work that has been done to transform this space into a community garden for residents to enjoy. This is exactly the kind of project we’d love to see more of when Bloom! returns to the city this summer – with the support and efforts of wonderful volunteers and organisations like TalkTalk and York City Football Club coming together to create something truly special in the local community.”

Dominic Berry, Bloom! Festival Producer, Make It York


We’re delighted to support the inclusive, colourful and city-wide Bloom! festival and have thoroughly enjoyed visiting The Lanes Community Garden – just down the road from Bootham Crescent - to see how Bloom! brings communities together across York. Bloom! 2020 promises to bigger and brighter – we’re proud to be playing our part in the community, supporting schools, and getting involved ourselves!

Chris Pegg, Commercial Manager, York City Football Club


Everyone involved was bursting with enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck in to help the community garden take shape. We’re all really looking forward to seeing the garden evolve as it’s sure to be a wonderful green space to relax and enjoy once all plants are in full bloom!

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