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Meeting on Saturday to decide best use of land at St Matthew’s Church in Sutton Bridge





Members of the public have attended a meeting to discuss plans for an outside area at a village church – with another chance for residents to have their say this weekend.

The aim is to transform an overgrown piece of land on the right hand side of St Matthew’s Church in Sutton Bridge and get the views of residents and some help from volunteers with the community project.

Volunteer and organiser Adam Richards said: “It was attended by a few members of the public and it was decided that another meeting will take place on Saturday, October 7 at 9.30am in order to allow others who couldn't make it.”

St Matthew's Church, Sutton Bridge
St Matthew's Church, Sutton Bridge

The main topic of discussion was how a piece of land which has been overwhelmed with nettles could be cleared in order to create something nice for the community to use and enjoy.

Mr Richards said: “Volunteers would be greatly appreciated in this initial task.

“It is hoped that this area could be turned into a community project to make a welcoming and mindful place the public can use.

It is currently overgrown with nettles and could be a better-used space for the community
It is currently overgrown with nettles and could be a better-used space for the community

“It is for the public to decide what they would like to see and what people could do to help create their inspiration.

“With community knowledge and help the project is open to everyone and of all abilities.”

The idea is for an inclusive project that is decided by the people in the area and carried out by volunteering skills and time.

The public meeting aims to ask volunteers to make suggestions for the use of the outside area and offer help with the community project
The public meeting aims to ask volunteers to make suggestions for the use of the outside area and offer help with the community project

Mr Richards said: “Some ideas that came up were in the lines of a remembrance area for people to sit down with their thoughts.

“A mindfulness area for senses , stimulation and wellbeing.

“So please try and come along and share your thoughts on Saturday, October 7 at 9.30am.”

The outside area to the right of St Matthew's Church, Sutton Bridge
The outside area to the right of St Matthew's Church, Sutton Bridge

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