A garden that has been lovingly created by volunteers living in the Moredon area of Swindon was opened on 24 May
The tranquil setting has been created in the grounds of Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library in Church Walk North (off Moredon Road) to provide a peaceful place for people of all ages to enjoy when they visit the library.
The Mayor of Swindon Nick Martin and North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined 96 year old Joyce Murgatroyd to cut the ribbon on the garden, pictured with volunteer coordinator Brad Owen and his daughter Rhianna, and children from Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Community Primary School
The project started two years ago and has involved the local community and Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Community Primary School and Swindon Borough Council.
Volunteers, pictured with the Mayor, worked together to transform the unused space from neglected land to inviting community space. The group acquired Grass Roots funding from Swindon Borough Council and later worked with Groundwork’s UK an Environmental Action Trust.
Local children also got involved with planting and created a beautiful mosaic at the end of last summer as part of the Neighbourhood Wardens scheme.
The Mayor said: “The volunteers have done a great job to create this wonderful garden which is a great addition to Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library.
“I’m sure it will provide library users with the perfect space to unwind and relax while reading, especially in the summer months.”
All photos: Richard Wintle www.calyxpix.com
Below: the Mayor discussing gardening with Joyce Murgatroyd