Garden Grant for Copenhagen Mews

18 November 2019

Customers at a social housing complex in the West Midlands are celebrating after the successful revamp of its communal garden, thanks to a local grant.

Copenhagen Mews in Sutton Coldfield – which is run by Waterloo Housing - was awarded £1500 by Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust to enhance its outside area.

The Trust – an independent grant making charity - supports a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact on the local area.

Sarah Elvin, Independent Living Scheme Officer at Waterloo Housing said : “Our customers enjoy their communal garden all year round and are therefore absolutely delighted with the outcome.  All the borders have been dug out, bushes cut back and the patio area jet washed; on top of this all the wooden garden furniture has been painted and we have introduced a number of high rise planters to make it easier for customers to plant flowers and plants.”

Copenhagen Mews – which opened in 1992 – is a modern apartment development of 35 flats situated in an established residential area.

Sarah concluded : “We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Trust; our garden has now been transformed into a beautiful tranquil place for both customers and their visitors to enjoy.”

Angela D’Sylva, a customer who lives at Copenhagen Mews said : “We are over the moon that we were awarded funding from Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust to make our garden into a place which all residents can enjoy.”

Waterloo Housing is part of Platform Housing Group which provides more than 45,000 homes from Herefordshire in the West to the Lincolnshire coast in the East, and from the Derbyshire Dales in the North to the Cotswolds in the South.

For further information please contact Sarah Elvin, Independent Living Scheme Officer at Waterloo Homes on 0121 788 7563 or email her at