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West Cornforth Community Garden

West Cornforth is now home to a community garden located on Laburnum Road

The garden, has been developed to provide a safe, family friendly, educational space that is open to all. 

Visitors will see new pathways and planting schemes as well as a picnic area, natural play areas and a beautiful rural view.

The project has been jointly funded by Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund, LEADER and the Four Together Area Action Partnership. 

The transformation has seen extensive groundworks taking place to provide the foundations for the green space.

Local groups such as In Bloom, Inside Outside and West Cornforth Primary School have already made use of the garden and it is hoped the summer will attract more people to enjoy the new facilities.

Tenants from the surrounding area have been full of praise for the project. One tenant complimented the seating area and stated they had a new peaceful area to walk their dog.

Photo caption: front row left to right; Shirley Traynor, Elsie Crutwell (In Bloom), Sarah Newcomb, Samuel Yip (Leader); back row left to right; Sue Neville, Peter Walker (In Bloom), Nicola Dexter (Inside Outside),Helen Johnson (Livin Futures Manager).

Vicky Miller, Head of Regeneration

 “Not only has the look of the whole area changed but it now offers the community a safe and usable space.  We hope the community use it for family exercise, socialising, learning and expanding the wildlife habitat which is brilliant for the community”

Bulb planting

Local children from West Cornforth primary school, alongside Nicola Dexter from Inside Outside, help with bulb planting. The children said: "We play here on our bikes because there is plenty of room", and were proud to have helped Nicola plant the colourful flowers you can see there today.

Local Feedback

Local tenants recently said:

"I love the seating areas because I can't walk too far without needing to rest before I can carry on"

"I have started walking this way with the dog, its a really peaceful environment"

Pupils from West Cornforth Primary School also said:

"We play here because there is plenty of room for us to ride around on our bikes"

"We helped Nicola plant the flowers. They all look lovely"

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