'Green Man' Winter Warmer Event
Residents of Kempston are being encouraged to come forward with
their ideas for a community garden at Addison Howard Park.
The ‘Green Man Event’ on Saturday 22nd January
aims to bring local residents together and encourage the community
to work with each other and come up with ideas and designs for the
small plot of disused land in the park.
There will also be entertainment on offer with Morris dancing,
storytelling, woodcarving demonstrations as well as mask and badge
The community garden scheme is being initiated by Bedford
Borough Council in partnership with Project 229, Kempston in Bloom
and Spurgeons. It is hoped this event will encourage more local
residents to come forward, get involved and pledge to help look
after the community garden in the future.
Councillor Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and
Culture, will be attending and commented: “The Green Man event is
an excellent way to kick-start the community taking ownership of
what we hope will be an excellent community garden at Addison
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, will also be attending.
He added: “By working in partnership with local residents and
organisations I am sure this garden can become something the whole
community can be rightly proud of.”