Vision to create community garden in Colne

The garden in Burnley Road

The garden in Burnley Road

First published in Pendle Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AN unused and unattractive garden area in Colne looks set to be rejuvenated under a new scheme.

Councillors in Colne want to breath new life into the garden area, in Burnley Road, and four different schemes have been produced.

A scheme would cost between £10,000 and £28,000, depending on which one councillors choose, but funding would have to be found for the work.

Kieron Roberts, principal development officer in parks and recreation at Pendle Council, said: “The site is currently managed, and maintained, by parks and recreation.

“There is currently no budget to carry out these one-off works, and money would have to be found to carry out any of the works identified.

“With all options, parks will prune back the overgrown shrubs and trees, and possibly plant new, remove all dead wood, turf over the two existing rose beds, repair the wooden fence at the rear of the site, repair and paint the main entrance, and realign the steps.

“These works would be done as part of parks and recreation’s winter maintenance work.

“At present, the site is not accessible for wheelchair users.

“Although the proposed options will improve the paths in the garden area, there is no provision for wheelchair users.

“It is suggested that parks and recreation work with Primet Primary School, Holy Trinity Church, and Colne in Bloom, to develop a community garden area at the front of the site.”

He added: “In each of the options presented, there are a number of raised timber beds.

“The idea would be to get the different organisations to look after individual beds and the site as a community garden.”

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4:14pm Mon 5 Nov 12

Mike Oxsore says...

A lovely idea, but one I fear would be a waste of money and time. These things just act as a magnet for spotty little feral youths intent of leaving lager cans strewn about the place and generally being anti social.
A lovely idea, but one I fear would be a waste of money and time. These things just act as a magnet for spotty little feral youths intent of leaving lager cans strewn about the place and generally being anti social. Mike Oxsore
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9:58am Tue 6 Nov 12

Lucy Porter 101 says...

Waste of money....
Waste of money.... Lucy Porter 101
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9:58am Tue 6 Nov 12

Lucy Porter 101 says...

Waste of money....
Waste of money.... Lucy Porter 101
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