Rear gardens off Oldfield Road, Ellesmere Port

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The rear gardens were privately owned and long neglected.

Outcome

  • The transfer of the gardens to local residents attached to a church
  • The creation of an Incredible Edible community garden
  • Greater local community involvement in the space
  • Provision of fresh supplies for the church cafe
  • The development of a strong relationship between the parties

Background

The private rear gardens were a concern to local residents because of their neglect. Working with the CWaC and the owners of the gardens the space has now been transferred to a local residents group attached to Trinity Church.

Improving standards

In the ownership of the new group the space has been brought together and transformed into an Incredible Edible community garden.

Residents young and old can benefit from growing fruit and veg and can enjoy their hard work.

Schools and youth focussed groups such as the Princes Trust and local NEETs team also dip in and out of the project.

Much of the fresh produce supplies Trinity Church café, ‘Our Daily Bread’ and is used in their baking and making of home-made soups and cakes, which are for sale in the café.