Selco donates to Hornfair Park community project


A kind-hearted builders merchant has stepped in to help further enhance a Greenwich park for the use of the local community.

Selco Builders Warehouse’s Charlton branch has donated supplies to the Friends of Hornfair Park group, who are currently working to improve the park facilities for local residents.

The group was awarded a Parks Forum grant last year that has allowed them to purchase new picnic benches to help provide a family friendly area. The donated materials will be used to provide concrete plinths for the benches to be bolted to.

Ann Lowes, Chair of Friends of Hornfair Park, said: “It’s great to have the support of Selco. While the grant we received helped us to purchase the two benches, we were in need of material donations to complete the installation. The team at Selco has been so helpful, with swift delivery allowing our volunteers to fit the benches promptly.

“Hornfair Park is a little bit of a hidden gem that has not in recent years received as much support as it might. Our newly established constituted local community group, launched in March last year, is enthusiastic about getting our park back on the map and making it a place for family, friends and community to come together.”

Hornfair Park is home to Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club, with a multi-use games area, children’s playground and paddling pool. There are also football pitches with changing facilities for hire, a BMX track, formal gardens and open space areas.

Carolyn Bellers, branch manager for Selco Builders Warehouse Charlton, which is based on Woolwich Road, said: “It’s important for our branch to have a real affiliation to the local community and this project was one we were delighted to be able to support.

“The Friends of Hornfair Park group is doing great work to improve the park’s facilities, which is located just the other side of Charlton Park.

“It’s always lovely to see a group of volunteers working together and the installation of these new benches will really help to provide a family-friendly space that is more accessible and that can be enjoyed by the whole community.”

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s 75 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver and Click & Collect services and a new app – as well as a ‘Dial & Deliver’ telephone service – to make life as convenient as possible for tradespeople.