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15 June 2013
Millennium Garden Revamp

On 14 June a group of Forestry Commission employees and village volunteers helped with the restoration of the Millennium Garden.  The garden was opened in 2000 by Alf Weir as part of the Millennium celebrations.  Over the years it had began to be overgrown and the Parish Council were asked to help with the clean up of it.

Tony and Pam Dove were drafted in the give advice on what should be planted and what needed to be done to help the vast range of plants grow.  Alex McLennan arranged for some staff from the Forestry Commission to give up their valuable time to help with the project.  There was also many villagers who gave up their time to help.

Our Chairman said 'There was a great sence of community spirit and working together to help with the project.  As it got nearer to finish time it felt like an episode of Groundforce, it was all hands on to get the job finished.  We even got the Home Housing grass cutting team to strim for us to give the garden a complete finished look.  I think that everyone will agree that the garden looks amazing and is an assest to the village.  We would like to thank everyone for giving up their time to help out and to Tony and Pam Dove for their guidance'.

volunteers hard at work

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