|PRIORSWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE|
|SERVING THE COMMUNITY OF NORTH TAUNTON|
DIAMOND JUBILEE GARDEN PROJECT
The Jubilee Garden was opened on 2nd June 2012
and it is lovely to see it being used by so many people.
Here are some before and after photos.
What was here before our work began
Work on the new garden begins
Adding the finishing touches
Finally our completed project a Masterpiece
The Jubilee Garden is a project that has been undertaken by the North
Taunton Partnership, the charity that oversees the day to day running of
the Priorswood Community Centre.
The Community Centre have been issued with a lease for the garden area
by Taunton Deane Borough Council who have granted us full use, the
Council have not funded the project it is totally a community initiative.
All the funding for the garden has been granted through the Community
Centre by The Big Lottery and St Modwen, with Parsons Landscaping
winning the contract to provide the landscaping, they will also be
responsible for the upkeep for 12 months from completion of the
installation, after this date the Community Centre will then take on the
upkeep through our newly formed gardening club who meet the
2nd Thursday in the month.
We carried out an initial consultation with local shopkeepers, residents,
schools, churches and Community Centre users to gauge the support for
such a project, we received only one negative response from over 200
questioned, from this consultation period we have made various changes
to the proposed plans to fit in with the many and varied requests and
suggestions, from this we have made the garden totally accessible, with
better access for the Community Centre, disabled toilet and the
Selworthy School have designed hand printed tiles of every child in the
school, The Academy designed and made the mosaics laid in the path,
Sky College students are making a mosaic for the wall of the Community
Centre and a local artist has designed and made the sculpture as a focal
point for the garden.
We feel that this is a positive addition to the area making it more attractive
and friendly, offering seating and a calm and reflective space for local
residents to rest socialise and enjoy watching the garden grow and change
with the seasons. The whole area is covered by CCTV and will be closely
looked after by the volunteers and staff from the Community Centre, if you
have any concerns or questions you would like answered please feel free
to pop in or ring 353643 or email; email@example.com.