Garden Equipment Lending Scheme

Following feedback from our customers, we are keen to explore new ways to support
tenants and residents to maintain their gardens. We are launching a new Garden
Equipment Lending Scheme, to be piloted in Pennyburn from April.

Equipment includes a lawnmower, strimmer, hedge trimmer, extension cord and hand tools for weeding and planting.

Garden equipment can be loaned for two hours FREE OF CHARGE by contacting Cranberry Moss Community Centre on 01294 557146.

You will be given a date and time to come and collect the items you wish to borrow. Please bring proof of ID and address along with you when collecting the equipment – if we are unable to verify your ID, we may be unable to loan you any equipment.

Depending on demand for this scheme, we may need to implement a waiting list. If this happens, we will let you know. Please only use the items you need so everyone who wants to, can make use of the service.

Please ensure that you have read and understood the following before making use of the Garden Equipment Lending Scheme:

  • This scheme is open to tenants and residents of Pennyburn.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to make use of the scheme.
  • Riverside Scotland can’t provide any assistance to use the equipment, nor will we demonstrate how to use them, so please only borrow equipment if you are able to operate it.
  • All electrical equipment will be PAT tested prior to launching the scheme and will be regularly checked for any defects. Whilst wear and tear is to be expected, please take reasonable steps to ensure the equipment isn’t damaged and that you return the equipment in the same condition as it was when loaned to you. If you do notice any defects with any of the equipment, please stop using the equipment immediately, and notify us in order that we can get this rectified.
  • Customers should be aware of their environment and use care and caution when using any equipment. Riverside Scotland does not take any responsibility for any injuries that may be caused whilst operating the equipment.
  • Equipment must be returned at the end of the loan period. If equipment isn’t returned to us, we will take measures to recover funds up to the value of the items that haven’t been returned.

If you have any questions about the Community Garden Equipment Lending Scheme, please contact Gavin Wiffen, Customer & Community Engagement Officer on 07970 348 724 or email: [email protected]