By Taz Virdee
An amazing 40 local people turned up to kick start our Big Local Conservation Area project at Cranford Community College on Saturday 30th March 2019. On a glorious day, we spent the first part of the morning digging and cleaning the site. This followed by an incredible lunch, freshly prepared by our cooking club participants. In the afternoon, we started planning what we wanted to do with the area.
We came up with the following ideas in our community consultation: Café, Picnic Tables, Teepee, Vegetable and Fruit Patch, Raised Flower beds, Play Area for Kids, Mosaics, Sheds for Storage/ Big Local Groups, Tyres (for planting in), Chalk Boards for Kids, Swing Chair Set, Fixing up outdoor classroom, Stage Area (on filled pond space), Fire Pit and Fairy Tree Doors.
Taz Virdee said: “We are delighted that so many families and individuals from our area are getting involved with this project. Our goal is to develop a community garden that will provide opportunities for local people to enjoy and a space to unwind and relax. Big thanks to all our fantastic volunteers who helped out today. We really appreciate your commitment and dedication to the Big Local."
Watch this space as the project develops in the coming months.