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Garden Project Grows from Strength to Strength!

Clackmannan’s Community garden project grows from strength to strength following a funding boost from Clackmannanshire Council’s Community Empowerment Fund.

The award of £2250 will enable the group, made up of 20 local residents, to continue with the development of the site attached to Clackmannan Town Hall – which is managed by Clackmannan Town Hall Trust to; build fencing, create access paths and buy planters.

The group of volunteers – who formed last summer, have made terrific progress in transforming the former wasteland into a safe, useable space for the local community to enjoy.

Chairperson of the garden group Margaret Schofield said…

“We are delighted to receive this award after work come to a halt towards the end of last year after we had completed the first phase of the project. This award will enable us to build the remaining structure of the garden so we can begin planting later in the year and will help take us another step closer to creating a garden where people can help with gardening, offer advice or just sit and chat.”

The group would like to thank the local community for all their support towards the project so far and are looking forward to working with Clackmannan Primary School – who have been asked to come up with a name and logo for the garden.

If you would like to help support the garden project and you are a member of the CO-OP you can select Clackmannan Garden as your chosen community project, where, 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the local community fund and can help to raise over £1,000

Visit: www.coop.co.uk/membership/local-community-fund

Tel: 0800 023 4708

Or alternatively If you would like to get involved with the garden group please contact Community Development Officer, Lesley Shaw on (01259) 219473 or email lshaw_cdt@outlook.com

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