Garden is Set to Grow
Today our Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall, was delighted to hand over a cheque for £760 to the St John's Close Residents Association (SJRA).
This group has taken an unused and overgrown allotment and transformed it into a community garden used by residents of St John's Close, St Luke's Court, Merlin Court and further afield. The garden has already gained recognition in the 'Its Your Neighbourhood' category at South West in Bloom.
There is now a water supply for all allotment holders, a seating area and flower beds edged with herbs. Enterprising John Livesley, with a little help from mum Anne, has also built a bug hotel and took time to explain the wildlife living there to the Mayor.
To develop the garden further, the SJRA were successful in their application for a small grant which will be used to create a metal framed living hazel structure to provide cover for the seating area and a food resource and haven for wildlife, more planting in the form of bulbs and trees, and improvements to the water distribution system.
Could your group benefit from a little financial help? Details of the Town Council's small grant scheme can be found at https://www.marlborough-tc.gov.uk/council/grants
Pictured L-R are: Jo Payne, Andrew Degnan, Sheila Bryant, Sue McCalla, Cllr. Mervyn Hall, Dot Cleverley, Dick Whitfield, Sally-Anne Livesley, John Livesley, Mary and David Davidge, Betty Dobson and Amanda Ralfe