BRIDGWATER NEWS: Council chairman gives gardening group a civic thumbs-up!

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Gardening project comes up smelling of roses

THE chairman of Sedgemoor District Council was delighted to be on hand to officially open a new garden at the Redgate Medical Centre in Bridgwater.

Cllr Mike Cresswell went along to meet members of the Redgate Gardening Group who have worked hard to create the garden at the medical centre off Westonzoyland Road.

The area was cleared initially and then planted with a selection of bulbs and bedding plants, donations have included herbs, willow, peonies to name a few. 

The district council’s clean surroundings department have also helped out by laying out an area with wood chippings.

Cllr Cresswell said: “The council works alongside the Somerset Active Sports Partnership to get people more physically active in the community.

“This project, working with Redgate Medical Centre, has seen a piece of ground transformed into a beautiful garden.

“Thank you to all the volunteers who have put a lot of hard work into the community garden.  I am sure that both visitors to the Medical Centre and staff will enjoy it for many years to come.”

Practice manager of Redgate Medical Centre, Kathy Bartley, said: “The transformation of the area just outside the medical centre has been amazing and is a credit to everyone who has worked so hard to turn it into such a beautiful garden in just six months.”

The group meet at the medical centre every Tuesday between 12.15pm and 1.15pm and would like to hear from anyone interested in volunteering or who would like to share skills or plant donations, particularly perennials to enhance the garden.  No gardening experience is necessary.

To get involved please leave your contact details at the medical centre.

PHOTO – TOP: The official opening of the garden at the Redgate Medical Centre with Sedgemoor District Council chairman Cllr Mike Cresswell.