Volunteers create community garden in Little Paxton
- Credit: Archant
A piece of verge in Little Paxton is being converted into a community garden featuring edible plants.
The garden, the brainchild of local resident Sarah Newton, is being created with the help of a donation of £500 from Kingfisher Funerals Community Charity.
Ms Newton approached Little Paxton Parish Council and asked if a section of verge near the allotment track in Gordon Road could be transformed into a community garden complete with edible plants.
The parish council welcomed the idea and the plan for the garden, which involved the land being acquired from Huntingdonshire District Council, was approved.
Ms Newton said: “We would like the community garden to be a haven for people and wildlife and to provide benefit to the village now and for years to come.”
You may also want to watch:
Work has started on the project with a team of volunteers preparing the planters, planting in more than 400 spring bulbs, together with colourful winter plants and herbs.
Cllr Jean Matheson said: “The garden will look lovely in the spring when all the bulbs start to flower. A Victoria plum tree has been planted and three dwarf fruit trees will be planted later this month. We would welcome volunteers to help with future planting.”
- 1 St Neots man loses 7 stone and raises £500 for charity
- 2 'I think I hurt him bad mum' says Murder on the Doorstep killer
- 3 See photos of the intricate final stages of the Huntingdon Viaduct removal
- 4 Pedestrian seriously injured in Papworth bypass crash near St Ives
- 5 24 Hours in Police Custody: This is what happened to Alex Fitzpatrick
- 6 Uninsured driver caught in Ramsey speeding up to 100mph
- 7 Market demand leads to a reduction in Alconbury homes
- 8 Who can get a Covid booster jab and how can I book one?
- 9 Woman has heart attack and dies in ambulance waiting for a hospital bed
- 10 Tonight's 24 Hours in Police Custody follows brutal Cambridgeshire murder
Andrew Hickson, from Kingfisher Funerals, said: “We are delighted to support this community venture which we hope helps to bring together people from Little Paxton.
“The charity trustees unanimously agreed that this is exactly the sort of project we set out to help.”