The Community Garden was started in Feb. 2018, taking over and over grown section of the Allotment to the rear of the church and transforming it into a community resource. Each week a group of 6-10 people worked on Saturday mornings form 9am – 12 noon clearing the ground and then constructing paths and raised vegetable beds, water butts, a perfumed arch, shrubbery and lawn, and then in subsequent years a fruit net, small orchard, a wild life area with pond, jetty and arbour.
The project has received grants from parish and district councils and most of the planting has been donated. The garden is now complete and the challenge now is to maintain it and open it up to wider use by the community
During the pandemic the garden has been a place of rest and relaxation, with many in the village visiting it and enjoying the surroundings. But this period has also seen a significant drop in the number of active volunteers and there is now the need to recruit additional help to share the maintenance load, and indeed to establish a new leadership structure for the future. The hope is that this might involve various interested groups in the village working together, and planning the wider use of the garden for health and welfare projects.