Monday, December 4, 2023

St Peter’s Church: Community Garden To Open In June

St Peter’s Church in Belper will formally open its new Community Garden on the 23rd of June. 

The Church had a small amount of land that has never been used for burial. This land has proved ideal for the creation of a Community Garden within the grounds of the Church. Now, after work by volunteers, Explorer Scouts and the Probation Pay Back Scheme a new Community Garden has been created and will be officially opened this June.

The Community Garden will be officially opened by Anne Stratton, the Vicar of St Peter’s, on Saturday the 23rd of June. The event will start at 3.00pm and the Mayor will formally open the garden at 4.00pm.

The Community Garden has been made possible through the activities of volunteers and friends of the Church. Volunteers from St Peter’s raised over a £100 from a recent Green Exchange café at No. 28, Community Centre, Belper. Those funds helped to buy materials to fence off a piece of the garden in order to encourage wildflowers. The fence was constructed by a groups of Explorer Scouts, a good evening’s work.

The Church has also used the services of the Probation Pay Back scheme to construct three raised beds for the garden and these were completed on the 23rd of May. 

There will also be market stalls at the opening event. The stalls are being made available free of charge for people to sell things they have made, or to sell plants or eco goods. If interested,  please contact Anne Clarke on 07968 443132 to book a stall.

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