A local beauty spot has received some neighbourly help from Middleton Hall Retirement Village. The Front, at Middleton One Row has been transformed by volunteers from a “Friends Group” and although there is still a little work to be done, a picturesque seating area has now been created on top of a derelict former toilet block.
Appropriately enough to celebrate the opening of their new Waterside eco-friendly bungalows, Middleton Hall has donated two benches and a large flower tub made from recycled materials to complete the project. Now anyone wishing to enjoy the spectacular views over the River Tees can retire in comfort while taking in the newly improved surroundings. Jeremy Walford, managing director of Middleton Hall, said, “We are very much a part of Middleton One Row and the community here, so we felt that we wanted to do something to contribute to the scheme. These benches are just a little something for the village and it’s a fantastic spot overlooking the river.”
Ann Lambton, a Friends volunteer, who helped plant up the flower tub said, “It’s a brilliant donation from the Retirement Village. All we had to do was add some flowers.”