Sunday, October 07, 2007

Councillor backs Sunniside community garden

A project to renovate derelict allotments in Sunniside and convert them into a community garden for people with learning disabilities has been welcomed by the village's local councillor, Jonathan Wallace.

Jonathan visited the allotments at the Whinnies, a care home for 3 gentlemen with learning disabilities on Sunday 7th October. He was shown around by the home's manager Brenda Cawton.

Brenda is hoping to encourage Sunniside residents to help renovate the three allotments and plant bulbs and flowers. She has already gained some funding from local charities and Gateshead Council.

The Probation Service has also been involved in clearing the paths and much of the site.

Anyone wanting to become involved can call Brenda on 0191 4960418.

Top photo: Councillor Jonathan Wallace and Brenda Cawton on the restored garden. The other photos were taken around the garden.

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