MEMBERS of the Watermoor community in Cirencester have united together to support a project that is set to breathe new life into one of the area’s most lacklustre locations.

The paved area outside the cluster of fast food restaurants on Watermoor Road is to be completely revamped after local residents complained that it had become an eyesore.

Cllr Jenny Hincks, who is behind the project, said she has been inundated with offers of support after a story announcing the refurbishment ran in an edition of the Standard last month.

“I’m actually really surprised by the number of people that have come forward to help us. I just hope that as many turn up on the day,” she said.

As well as support from local residents, the project has been handed a cash injection of £500 from the Cirencester Community Church.

The Kwik Fit garage, located in Chesterton Lane, has also promised to help out by lending its mechanics to the cause for the day.

Cllr Hincks said: “People in Watermoor have really banded together to do something for the community as a whole. When people work together for the greater good, it really is a wonderful thing.”

The renovation will see residents lay new paving stones and install a number of decorative plant tubs to a new outdoor garden.

“We’d really like to be able to dedicate the garden to Herbert Stark. A lot of people don’t know much about him but he gave so much money to good causes in Watermoor. He did a great amount for the community,” Cllr Hincks said.

It is hoped that work on regenerating the area will start on Friday, March 28.

Anyone who would like to volunteer on the day must contact Cllr Jenny Hincks on 01285 654984.