New grant helps community garden scheme to grow
EVERYONE is invited to pick up a spade and help Latton’s jubilee community garden grow after the village scheme was awarded another grant.
Started more than a year ago, the Latton Diamond Jubilee Community Garden has been created by volunteers in the village to give local gardening enthusiasts somewhere to grow, learn and socialise.
And at last week’s Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board meeting, Latton’s gardening group were successful in their bid for a £350 grant to help buy grass cutting equipment.
Already the group have been successful in securing a £4,000 grant from the National Lottery to get the scheme off the ground and with this latest grant they will soon be ready to officially launch the garden.
Latton parish councillor and garden volunteer Kathy Doyle said: “The idea is that it’s for the community – anybody can turn up and plant a few things or help out.
“We’ve had children from the local schools come down already to plant sunflowers. And it’s really surprising and encouraging how enthusiastic they are about gardening.”
All are welcome to attend the official opening of the garden, planned for Sunday, September 23 from 12.30pm. A barbecue, cakes and refreshments will be on offer.