Fishersgate residents turn bare lawns into gardens

Caroline Moore, left, receives the cheque from Claire Hobson. Photo by Derek Martin DM16143311a
Caroline Moore, left, receives the cheque from Claire Hobson. Photo by Derek Martin DM16143311a

Residents and councillors who have been working to give Fishersgate an uplift have been given a £10,000 boost.

Fishersgate Residents’ Association is using the money from Tesco Bags of Help to do up the green space at Laylands Court.

Chairman Caroline Moore received the cheque from Claire Hobson, a Tesco community champion, at the Holmbush Centre last week.

She was joined by Eastbrook councillor Jim Funnell and former Eastbrook councillor David Donaldson, who started the process to improve the ward.

David explained: “We started with planters in October and this added to that. The aim was to take the bare lawns and put in paths and pegolas to make it more like parks and gardens.

“The idea is to lift it and get the residents involved in maintaining it. It is really to get people interested in where they live.”

A bird bath has been installed and shrubs will be added in the autumn.

“Caroline has worked hard over several years to get this done and try to make a difference,” added David.

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