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Community garden in Dunton to keep on growing

Thursday, 30 May 2024

A much-loved community garden is set to keep growing thanks to our allocation of £8,500 of government funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF).

Dunton gardens

Nestled in the heart of Dunton, this community-led initiative has long been nurtured by a dedicated team of volunteers providing a beautiful space for residents. To celebrate the improvements to the community space an open day and plant sale was hosted in April welcoming visitors to the gardens.

Councillor Adam Zerny, Leader of Central Bedfordshire Council, together with Councillor Walsh, Chairman of the Local Partnership Group and Executive Member for Highways and Planning, joined members from Dunton Gardens to mark the reopening of the gardens to the local community.

The funding has been used to refurbish the kitchen and improve the garden by installing a pathway to enable wheelchair users and those with limited mobility or prams to access the garden and facilities within.

Councillor Walsh said:

This is another fantastic example of a community-led project that has benefited from UKSPF and REPF funding. We are all aware of the mental wellbeing benefits that working in a garden can bring and I’d encourage residents to visit and get involved.