Work to start on new Swaffham community garden
Work on the development of a new community garden in the heart of Swaffham is due to get underway today.
Volunteers are being invited to the Campingland site to help with the work between 11am and 3pm today, or between the same times tomorrow and on Sunday.
The initial work on the scheme, which is being led by the Iceni Partnership, will concentrate on marking out and digging the footings of the garden.
Officials say all are welcome to take part, whatever their age or level of gardening experience.
Jonathan Reed, from the partnership, said: “Our hope is that the creation of this garden will be the town’s opportunity to contribute to and help create a living, bio-diversity, child friendly, attractive space for residents and visitors alike.
“With the Anglia in Bloom judging taking place on the same day as we start work on the garden, it will be a great way to show the judge’s the high level of community spirit in our town.
“Hopefully by this time next year, they will have a vibrant and blooming community garden to visit.”
Mr Reed added that the project had already been offered several donations from both local and national organisations as well as a £500 grant and advice from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Anyone who is interested in getting involved should email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Iceni Partnership on 01760 722800 for further details.