New community gardens open

28/11/2012

Residents of Sylvester Court retirement scheme in Wrexham are celebrating after their new community garden was opened yesterday (Tuesday, November 27th).

Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Adult Social Care, Wrexham County Borough Council, did the honours and cut the ribbon to the new gardens at the popular scheme on Monger Road.

Vy Cochran, WWH Community Development Project Officer, said: "This resident-led project has transformed an overgrown site into a tranquil haven and project partners helped to raise over £2,800 during the last twelve months in order to carry out this work."

Key features include:

• raised planters accessible by wheelchair users
• a greenhouse and shed both donated by local residents
• dedicated plots in which to grow fruit, vegetables, salad and flowers for use by Sylvester Court Lunch Club, and,
• a patio complete with garden furniture where residents can sit and reflect on their achievements.

Added Vy: "This project would not have been possible without support from a number of organisations."

These include:

• Hightown Communities First
• Age Concern NE Wales
• Keep Wales Tidy
• Wales Probation Trust Volunteers
• Offa Community Council
• Wrexham County Borough Council, and,
• Wales & West Housing. 

“Their support has enabled the purchase of tools and materials needed to make the project a success,” said Val Groves, Chair of the Sylvester Court Residents’ gardening group.