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MAKEOVER: Mayor attends grand opening of new community garden in Bennetts End

 Published on: 19th February 2023   |   By: Megan Milstead   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bennetts End Community Centre revealed its new garden on February 17, and the grand opening was attended by the Mayor of Dacorum John Birnie.

The Prince’s Trust gave the space a two-week makeover, which included a new flower bed, pathway, and herb garden. The area was also jet washed and the fence was re-painted. The flower bed was given a new border, which was made using branches from trees that were tidied away.

Ahead of the opening, centre manager Sharon Lowe said: “The Mayor was the local councillor for Bennetts End for a time and we are excited for it to be him that is opening the garden. We’re excited to see what comes up over the next year plant-wise.”

A spokesperson for the Mayor said: “His Worship the Mayor is always ready to support charitable endeavours, particularly involving young people and he is delighted to hear that The Princes Trust in collaboration with the Bennetts End Community Centre has given some useful work experience to a group of youngsters.

“The Mayor is particularly pleased to have been asked to open the refurbished garden because he was the Borough Councillor for Bennetts End from 2015 to 2019, still has many friends there and knows how very much the Centre is valued by the residents.”

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