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A Place To Grow opens its doors…

Photo from previous year's Open Day
Photo: Enderby EYE.

A reminder that this year’s popular annual open day at the ‘A Place to Grow’ community garden takes place on Saturday 11th August.

The community garden is situated next to Enderby Leisure Centre on Mill Lane and the event will run between 11am-3pm.

Included will be a children’s garden hunt, garden games, planting activities, and the sale of plants and produce from the garden.

There will also be a BBQ, cake, refreshments and an ice cream van on offer. All proceeds will go towards the running of the garden.

As Enderby EYE reported on 11th July, “Community Garden Open Day to feature Family Performance“, there will also be two free family performances of “SEED”.

Performances will take place at 11:30am and 1:30pm. To book tickets for the free performances of SEED, fill in the online form or call 0116 272 7703.

See also: EYE news item  A Place To Grow Open Day

Sytner volunteers transform Enderby community garden

Team-Pic1Sytner, the renowned national dealership, has made a huge difference to the Council-run ‘A Place to Grow’ project after volunteering on the site.

With its headquarters on the Meridian Industrial Estate in Blaby District, fifteen senior members of Sytner’s staff, including Group Managing Director Darren Edwards, visited the Council’s garden in Enderby to offer their time and manpower to help transform the garden.

A Place to Grow is a free to use sustainable Community Garden which supports positive Health and Wellbeing.

The site is aimed at anyone with a health related problem who wants to improve their Health and Wellbeing.

Leicestershire Cares, who bring businesses and communities together for the benefit of all, organised the team of volunteers from Sytner who worked so hard on the garden.

Tasks included building a retaining wooden wall and laying of crazy paving.

In the children’s area, two planting frames were rebuilt and wood chip was laid. A playhouse, tubs, planters and plants were also purchased by Sytner to help enhance the garden.

A Place to Grow will be hosting its own open day on Saturday 9 July 2016 from 11am-2pm for families to visit and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

For more information on A Place to Grow e-mail leisure@blaby.gov.uk, call 0116 272 7703 or visit www.blaby.gov.uk/aptg

A Place To Grow

Volunteers recognised for making their communities better

A Place To Grow
Enderby community garden scheme wins in award ceremony

The efforts of volunteers who give up their time to make a difference to their communities have been celebrated at an awards evening.

The awards were first launched in 2004 to recognise and reward individual excellence, team achievement and to publicly thank those people who work tirelessly ‘behind the scenes’ as unsung heroes.

Four individuals and one group were each awarded £500 at Blaby District Council’s Outstanding Achievement Awards.

A £250 prize was given to all of the runners-up.

Ian Patterson, 70, from Countesthorpe, won an award for making Blaby district a safer place by volunteering at the Youth Offending Service for nearly 10 years.

Ian told local media:

“I was surprised when I was nominated for the award and delighted to actually win it. I don’t regard what I do as hard work otherwise I wouldn’t do it, but it’s great to be recognised for helping young people.”

Calum Loades, 17, from Thorpe Astley, won the award for outstanding achievement by a young person.

He volunteers with Braunstone Town Youth Council, Blaby Police Volunteers and Your Thorpe Astley community group.

Community garden A Place To Grow, in Enderby, was given the award for the community or voluntary group that improves the quality of life for residents in Blaby.

Joy May, 58, from Glen Parva, won an award for selfless services to a social or environmental cause.

Stoney Stanton football club chairman Ashley Vineham won the award for sporting achievement after more than 20 years helping the club.

Runners-up included Luke Daines, Braunstone Town Watchers, Heather Barnacle, Chris Fulton, Charlotte Broughton and 4Ward Strokes.

The event and prizes were funded by corporate sponsors including Ford & Slater, Bardon Aggregates, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, Sytner Group, Leicester Marriott, Fosse Shopping Park, Grove Park Commercial Centre Ltd. View sponsor info here.