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Partnership grows with Scarborough social enterprise
A new partnership has
been forged between Scarborough Borough Council and a charity which
helps integrate students with special needs into business and the
The link-up with the Basics Plus will see
the council provide plants for sale at the social enterprise’s
outlet at Betton Farm in Ayton.
The council has historically sold plants
from its Manor Road Nurseries, but opening hours are limited.
The first plant sale will commence on
Wednesday 16 May, with a “launch day” on Saturday 19 May, when help
will be on hand to answer visitors’ queries while they pick up a
plant or two.
The question and answer session will last
from 10am until 1pm. Plants stocks are limited though so buy early
to avoid disappointment!
Avis Turner of Basics Plus said: “I’m
really pleased with this new development. I look forward to
welcoming new and existing customers and offering more products and
activities to our newly refurbished premises.”
Steve Reynolds, Environment and Countryside
Manager for Scarborough Borough Council said “We’ve been working on
this scheme for some time and although we’re starting small we hope
to build on this to help support Basics Plus and our service.”
Basics Plus was formed in 1990 to provide
training and work experience for people with special needs.
Over the years the organisation has developed projects which
not only benefit people with learning disabilities but, provides
valued and much needed services to the local community. Through a
range of activities Basics Plus is making a significant
contribution to the region’s rapidly expanding social