January 17, 2009
'Friends of Marine Cove' group to be formed in Burnham-On-Sea
new group of volunteers is to be formed in February to look after
Burnham's vandalism-hit Marine Cove Gardens.
District Council is holding a 'Marine Cove Gardens Awareness Day'
on Thursday 19th February at the Princess Hall, from 3pm - 7pm,
when the new 'Friends of Marine Cove' group will be formed.
and Open Spaces Project Officer, has written to dozens of residents
who expressed an interest in the gardens, pictured above, stating:
"If you are passionate about our cultural and natural heritage
and can offer a little of your time to share your ideas and in
order to improve Marine Cove Gardens, we would like to meet you
at our volunteer recruitment day for 'Friends' of Marine Cove."
will be a Heritage Lottery Fund update and you can discover how
you can get involved, share your enthusiasm and learn new skills."
and volunteers will be on hand to talk to you about the volunteer
opportunities available at Marine Cove."
recent times, the shelters at the gardens on The Esplanade have
fallen into disrepair due to vandalism and are currently boarded
up to prevent further deterioration.
was first to report last year how a petition
had been launched by Sedgemoor District Council last summer to
gather support for the £670,000 scheme to renovate the gardens,
however just 107 people signed up in support of the gardens.
March 2008, the
disrtrict council made a submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund's
'Parks For People' programme. The
bid covers bringing back lost features such as a sundial, water
fountain and seating, plus restoring the shelters and more.
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