New community memorial garden for Grangetown

Published: 1st Jun 2012

Please note this is an archived Press Release

THE transformation of an unused site in Grangetown into a wonderful memorial garden is set to be formally opened on Wednesday, June 6 at 10am, marking a bright future for the local area.

Residents were given the opportunity to change the piece of land deemed an 'eyesore' through the Council's Neighbourhood Action Plan, which aims to regenerate local areas for those that live locally and businesses that use the area.

Following consultation it was decided that a memorial garden and peaceful retreat was the preferred option for the land, once occupied by a derelict building. Local schools were involved in the planning and design of the garden, and, with the help of Groundwork UK plans for the area were drawn up and work began in April.

Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Renewal Councillor Lynn Pallister said This is a marvellous addition to the local area. Everybody has worked really hard to make this happen and now people of all ages will have somewhere to enjoy in their community. Well done to all those who made this happen.

Councillor Lynn Pallister and Councillor Peter Dunlop will officially open the garden. Everyone is welcome to attend, there will be the opportunity to view a display of the project and talk to the people involved in its creation and refreshments will be available.

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