Our Community Development and Sports Development teams have joined forces with residents and some other groups and organisations to turn an unused piece of land off Marlborough Way into an active community garden.
The land – between Tamworth Community Fire Station and St Gabriel’s School – is going to be turned into a community garden, which will be looked after by local residents, with help from the Council, partners and businesses.
It is hoped that as the garden grows and develops, it will include growing areas where residents and community groups can grow their own healthy vegetables, a communal area for people to meet and possibly prepare food and have a focus on keeping active and fit.
The new garden has been in the planning stages for almost a year – but now is the time to pick up a spade and get digging.
There is already a smaller version of the garden at the fire station – which yielded a bumper harvest crop last year.
The first dig at the new garden will take place on Wednesday March 4 at 10.30 – and it is hoped that as many volunteers as possible will come along and help dig deep. Volunteers will be able to get involved in marking out the growing areas and digging over the ground, ready for planting.
If you would like to get involved in the first dig on at the new Belgrave Community Garden, just grab your spade and head down to Tamworth Community Fire Station on Marlborough Way at 10.30am on Wednesday March 4.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a spade, as there will be gardening equipment available for you to use.