On Monday the 10th of September volunteers from Communities First, Groundwork, Keep Wales Tidy, Econo-mow and The North Wales Peer Mentoring Scheme joined forces to help tidy-up the Broom Grove allotments in CAIA Park.
Communities First have been working with the plot holders at Broom Grove for some time now in setting up the project. Catherine Speed of Caia Park Communities First said “Due to recent long spells of rain, there had been considerable overgrowth of weeds on the allotment site and the project was in need of a good clearance in order for plot holders to be able to maintain the site from this point onwards. Thanks to everyone who was involved for all their hard work and effort in restoring the site to its former glory.”
The community clean-up was organized by Peer Mentors from The Peer Mentoring Scheme. The scheme has a new base CAIA park and holds weekly drop-ins at the Communities First building every Tuesday from 1-3.
Pat Williamson, the Community Garden Network Training Officer for Wrexham said “It was wonderful to see so many people at the Broom Grove site. There was a real buzz as everyone socialized whilst working hard to get the site looking its best. We look forward to joining forces again with the organizations and volunteers involved”
Shane Hughes Keep Wales Tidy Project Officer for Wrexham said “It is so impressive that people are willing to give up their time to volunteer on community based work such as this. On behalf of Keep Wales Tidy I would particularly like thank Kimberley Ferguson from CAIS for her excellent work organising the event. Community events such as this can bring and fuse the local neighbourhood together, helping to make a real difference to improving the local environment. Thank you to all those volunteers who worked so hard to help the day a great success”