New community bench leads to gardening group being set up


A new community bench on Hampson Fold, Radcliffe, has helped bring a community together.

Funding for the bench was awarded by Ambition for Ageing and a community planting day was held in May to give nearby planters some colour to make the area even attractive for residents to catch up and have a cuppa. Attendees at the planting day could also make strawberry and flower pots to take away.

13 local residents attended the event and a community gardening group was developed as a result, where interested green-fingered residents will meet up weekly to discuss all things gardening and swap their seeds and cuttings. A caretaker from Six Town Housing will also be meeting the group in June to pass on gardening tips and knowledge.

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