Community unites to restore gardens

Volunteers joined forces with the Bakewell branch of the RBL to tidy up their Bath Street Remembrance Gardens on Saturday.
Volunteers joined forces with the Bakewell branch of the RBL to tidy up their Bath Street Remembrance Gardens on Saturday.
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Members of Bakewell branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) are pictured with volunteers during a day of action to bring Bath Street Remembrance Garden back into use.

Bakewell RBL decided to spruce the garden up as many people felt it had been forgotten and it had been in need of maintenance for a number of years.

Howard Moorby, vice-chairman of the Bakewell RBL is helped by Philippa Moorwood, 6, in the planting of new bulbs in the Bath Street Memembrance Gardens on Saturday.

Howard Moorby, vice-chairman of the Bakewell RBL is helped by Philippa Moorwood, 6, in the planting of new bulbs in the Bath Street Memembrance Gardens on Saturday.

Membership secretary Georgina Morewood said: “This was an important event because the garden needed bringing back into use to make it a community place again.

“It is there for a specific purpose, after-all.”

Georgina said good progress had been made on the day - with lots of digging and gardening completed and unwanted debris removed.

The branch is looking to recruit more help for its upkeep but is keen to get volunteers on a rota on a by-monthly basis, doing jobs such as mowing grass and weeding to ensure its long-term upkeep.

Volunteers joined forces with the Bakewell branch of the RBL to tidy up their Bath Street Remembrance Gardens on Saturday.

Volunteers joined forces with the Bakewell branch of the RBL to tidy up their Bath Street Remembrance Gardens on Saturday.

n Anyone who can help the RBL in Bakewell, should contact Gary Morewood on 07710 171300.