Community Spirit, Garden and Workshop
Back in April, Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council considered a grant request from Newbiggin Community Garden and Workshop at the Elizabethen Hall and agreed to a donation of £500 towards the materials they required.
The majority of our Councillors called in to visit the Community Garden (located on Hepple Road in the Spital Estate) at the open day on Sunday 6th August, along with many members of the community. They found out more about the garden club, upcycling and craft classes, wood working, the sensory garden and future coffee mornings.
Councillor Alison Sutherland, Mayor of Newbiggin by the Sea is pictured below with Cllr Jill Woodman, Alistair Anderson, and one of the bairns with some of the items that were purchased from the funding from the Town Council. Alison said ‘it’s a fabulous space, a great community asset, and it’s wonderful to see so many residents working together. They have lots of exciting plans for the future, and I’m looking forward to seeing it grow. There is fresh vegetables, eggs, lots of plans for inside the hall including a woodwork shop. They are a friendly group of people who are always looking for more volunteers’.
Alistair Anderson, the lead volunteer said, ‘all at the Community Garden and Workshop would like to thank the local community and the weather gods for supporting our open day on Sunday. It was a brilliant day and the turnout was just fantastic. The raised beds were wiped out of onions, potatoes, carrots, peas, tomatoes, with out little helper filling bags with organic produce for the residents. There were lots of lovely comments and ideas for the future which we will follow up on. Special thanks to the Town Council for the donation of garden equipment and supporting the hall. Community spirit is alive and kicking and the future of the hall is looking bright!‘