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Funding needed for Community Garden

Friday, January 23, 2015

Meg Munn MP is supporting the Woodbank Crescent Community Garden Association in their search to secure funding to repair a collapsing wall.

The Garden, located at the site of the former 349-351 Chesterfield Road, has been used by local residents for a number of years as an outdoor community space. On a day to day basis residents do litter picks and provide plants, bulbs and seeds at their own expense. It is also a wildlife haven (badgers have been known to frequent the garden from time to time!) and a valued green space which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

However the site is on a very steep slope and the Victorian-era retaining walls which form the boundary between the site and the pavement of Chesterfield Road are crumbling, causing a hazard to pedestrians on the pavement below.

Meg will work with the Council and the Woodbank Crescent Community Garden Association to help secure funding which will mean the Garden remains open.  

Meg said:

“The Community Garden at Woodbank Crescent is a beautiful space, so close to Chesterfield Road but I imagine many people are unaware of it. Members of the local community are doing their bit to help maintain the area and keep a wonderful green space which is open to anyone.

It would be such a shame if the community lost the garden and I will be doing what I can to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

Associated Photograph :

Meg and John McMillan, Chair of the Woodbank Crescent Community Garden Association

Meg and John McMillan, Chair of the Woodbank Crescent Community Garden Association


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