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Work on new centre set to start in mid-July


Building work on Tong’s new garden centre is set to start in mid-July with the owners hoping to open the store to the public next Summer.


Tong Garden Centre MD Mark Farnsworth said: “We were delighted to have the plans approved after three years working on this project.  It’s been a big team effort and we’d like to thank all involved. All being well, we intend to start on the site in mid-July with the doors open to the public next July.


“We have learnt a lot over the last six years at Tong and we intend to apply that knowledge to help create a top class garden centre with something for all the family.  We hope it can be a great addition to the South Leeds area.  


“We are very excited about the addition of the adventure play area which, in addition to our Grasshoppers play area at Tingley, will offer children right up to the age of 14 an exciting space to enjoy themselves.


“Finally, our business is all about our people and we are so pleased that this will create career opportunities for our existing team as well as creating up to 250 jobs for local people.”


Pictured: Members of the team viewing the plans for Tingley – from left to right, Jo Dales, Katie Young, Leigh Quinn, Mark Farnsworth, Sarah Dwyer.

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