St Mary’s Sensory Garden goes Live!

DSCN0743On Saturday 9 April, St Mary’s Church organised the launch event for the opening of the Sensory Garden in the Church yard.  It was well attended event by all members of the community, where they were able to enjoy the delightful array of flowers and improved foot path around the garden trail.

After six years of very hard work, the sensory garden is now in place for all members of the community to enjoy.  The project was started by the Church Warden, Bernard Lewis, when he saw the potential to reclaim an unused and overgrown piece of land in the Church yard. He wanted to make use of this land for all of the community to enjoy.  He has had help and support from teams of workers from the local community, local businesses, the Job Centre and a regular commitment from the Community Payback Team, as well as a team of volunteers from St Mary’s and local young people too.

As the project progressed, Bernard was successful in obtaining funding from WREN totalling £40,000 and also a further £10,000 from further fundraising.    Bernard is now making plans to organise further volunteers to continue to maintain the garden.

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