February 19, 2009
Cove gardens get a new friends group
new group of volunteers was formed on Thursday (February 19th)
to look after Burnham's vandalism-hit Marine Cove Gardens.
District Council held a 'Marine Cove Gardens Awareness Day' in
the Princess Hall where regeneration plans went on display and
volunteers came forward to form the new group.
and Open Spaces Project Officer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've
had a steady trickle of people visiting the event throughout the
day and are pleased to have formed a new group to become the 'friends'
of Marine Cove."
Ilsley - one of the new group's members, who is pictured with
Sedgemoor's Marina Dunstone and Conservation Officer Kathryn Saunders
- said: "Marine Cove is a hidden gem in Burnham and deserves
some special care. We welcome support from other people in Burnham
the open day, Sedegmoor's Harley Cook also gave residents an update
on the bid for Heritage Lottery funding and the regeneration plans,
Friends of Marine Cove will be meeting every 8-10 weeks and members
will receive updates on the park's progress and activities.
and volunteers were on hand to talk 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.
March 2008, the
district 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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