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Call for volunteers to take part in Greenbank community garden project

The Trust has joined forces with Transition Northwich, Buildbase Northwich and local residents to help transform the garden at the Greenbank Hub into a space for all to enjoy.

It’s hoped the finished garden will be used for activities such as children's and adults' gardening groups, work with local schools, educational workshops and community barbecues.

Members of the community will also be able to take advantage of the edible produce and plants grown on site.

Staff at the Trust have been busy clearing the space ready for the community to takeover.

Buildbase Northwich have kindly donated a number of items – including compost, wheelbarrows and flexi tubs – to help get the project underway.

Debbie Skilling, Community Engagement Officer at Weave Vale Housing Trust said:

“We are delighted that we can now start work on developing a community garden that residents can be proud of.

“The Greenbank Hub belongs to the community so we are keen to get as many people involved as possible. There is no commitment to attend regularly: a couple of hours a week or just on an occasional basis are welcome and there are opportunities for all ages.

“Both Buildbase and Transition Northwich have been brilliant and we would like to thank them for their support.”

Mark Smith, Branch Manager at Northwich BuildBase said:

“We are always keen to back local projects like this one at the Greenbank Hub

“We hope these items will help transform this garden into a fantastic space that the whole community can enjoy.”

Paul Matthias, Co-Founder of Transition Northwich

“This is a community-led project so it is important that local people buy-in to what we are trying to achieve. We are about making our communities more resilient, so that we can cope with whatever might happen in the future. This project fits in very nicely with what we are trying to achieve.

“The Greenbank Hub is a community asset. We have various growing projects around the town and this space could really help the Greenbank community. Hopefully stuff could be grown here that could not only be used by people in Greenbank, but neighbouring communities as well.”

Anyone looking to get involved in the project can contact Debbie Skilling 0300 303 9848 or email Debra.Skilling@wvht.co.uk or email Transition Northwich northwichtransition@yahoo.com

 

 

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