Issued: July 5, 2019
Volunteers and businesses thanked for garden support
Volunteers and local businesses who maintain and give financial contributions towards the cost of the North Weald Bassett Parish Council Garden at the parade of shops in the High Road have been thanked for their continued support.
The garden was launched just over three years ago.
Parish council chairman Alan Buckley said: "The floral displays continue to thrive and mature which has turned the area into a very attractive centrepiece for the village.
"The old telephone box has been dispensed with which adds to the ambience of the area.
"A lot of hard work goes into the maintenance of the garden with weeding and seasonal plantings and I would like to thank our volunteers - George Mulliner, Margaret Mulliner and Daphne Buckley - for all their help during the year."
Sponsorship through financial support is received from Stuart Poulton Ltd – The Family Funeral Directors, GreenAcres Woodland Burials, Davis Homes estate agents, Cinnamon Indian Restaurant and Thornwood Grounds Maintenance.
North Weald Bassett Preservation Society have also been thanked for their continued sponsorship of the box garden on the green at Wheelers Farm Gardens.
Mr Buckley added: "Many residents have commented on the garden and we welcome any offers of assistance for two or three times a year."
Anyone interested should contact the council Office at North Weald Library.
Passers-by are encouraged to follow the garden's slogan when they are walking by - 'If you feel the need - pull a weed!'
Mr Buckley said: "Every weed pulled does help the volunteers and during the summer period rather than throw away a bowl of water please put it around the flowers when you are passing by."