Gallery: Community garden formally opened

A COMMUNITY garden created by young people was formally opened after two years of hard work by Sutton youth team and the parish council. The group secured funding from the Lottery, Sanctuary Hereward, formerly Hereward Housing, and Cambridgeshire ACRE, a

A COMMUNITY garden created by young people was formally opened after two years of hard work by Sutton youth team and the parish council.

The group secured funding from the Lottery, Sanctuary Hereward, formerly Hereward Housing, and Cambridgeshire ACRE, and worked with the local conservation society and garden club to create a back and front garden at The Glebe community building on High Street.

The project has involved young people researching the heritage of The Glebe, and working with Lesley Whelan the garden designer to establish the community garden.

The gardens will be used on Wednesday evenings by the young people, and are available for hirers of The Glebe. At the opening a commemorative tree was dedicated to Alison Maxey, who was a member of the Parish Council, teacher at Witchford Village College, and generously gave her time and support to Sutton youth groups.


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The chairman of Sutton Parish Council has invited local people and representatives of all organisations involved to the official opening of both gardens on Saturday, June 10 2008. "The garden project has been a fantastic achievement for the young people," said Mrs Harnwell

"Their enthusiasm and dedication for the design and funding has been great to see and we thank all the people involved for their hard work.

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