Garden opened after months of hard work

Members of the youth forum watch on as Mablethorpe Mayor Irene Burnett opens the new garden at Harris Boulevard.
Members of the youth forum watch on as Mablethorpe Mayor Irene Burnett opens the new garden at Harris Boulevard.

YOUNG people from the local area saw eight months of tireless work come to fruition at the opening of a new community garden in Harris Boulevard, Mablethorpe.

Members of the Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea Youth Forum have put many selfless hours into turning an unused piece of town council land into a picturesque garden complete with a wooden bench. And they looked on proudly as it was finally opened by Mablethorpe Mayor Coun Irene Burnett.

The garden is also a memorial for a former ELDC Food for Life officer who died in January this year. Martin Walmsley was heavily involved with the Mablethorpe Youth Centre, giving up much of his own time to contribute towards local projects.

The garden makeover was funded by Grass Roots, who enabled the young people to put together designs which were presented to the town council clerk Jen Cooper, before the work on the garden got underway.

Jen said: “This area of land has been crying out for some tlc for a while now, and involving the young people in this way gives them ownership of the project. I’m sure they will take pride in seeing their planting develop and thrive and the nearby residents now have a much improved outlook than before.”

Youth Forum member Serina Storry added: “It has been a great opportunity as I have felt quite responsible for some of the decisions made in the Community Garden Project.

“The Youth Forum worked with the residents of Harris Boulevard and Seacroft Road to create the Community Garden and it has been a successful outcome. I would encourage other young people to join the Youth Forum to see how they make a positive difference in their community.”

The garden now offers a place of tranquility for residents and tourists to sit and watch the world go by.

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