Stevenage gardener to the rescue

A GARDENER has come to the rescue of elderly who fear falling on a pathway littered with wet soggy leaves.

After reading an article in the Comet about residents at Baron Court, Stevenage who were having to avoid using a regular route to a supermarket due to the pathway being covered in autumn leaves – causing it to be slippery and hazardous – Darren Shepherd, owner of Pro Green Stevenage Gardening has decided to provide his services to the residents of Baron Court for free.

Mr Shepherd said he will go to Baron Court once or twice a week to keep the path free of leaves allowing the elderly in the area to resume using the path again.

The 26-year-old said: “After I read the story I wanted to offer my services. I feel it’s important to give something back to the community and I hope to go down even if it’s for half an hour and sweep the leaves up for them.”

Mr Shepherd who lives in Great Ashby near Stevenage started up his gardening business two years ago which has gone from strength to strength.

The Comet was first contacted by Patricia Rogers, 70, who lives in one of the bungalows with her husband David.

She said: “We are very grateful to Mr Shepherd and think it is great that he has offered to clear the path.”