Devizes teenagers from Wiltshire Army Cadets recently gave up their Saturday morning to help with a community gardening project on Windsor Drive in Devizes. .
The Clean Up Devizes Squad (CUDS) , a well-known and respected community organisation in the town, led and partnered with the Wiltshire Army Cadets on the project, clearing and replanting one of the community green spaces they manage along Windsor Drive on Saturday 16th September.
Georgina Byrne, Joint CUDS Coordinator and Project Lead, said:
“ The aim of this project was to replant the area with pollinator friendly perennial plants and bulbs to encourage wildlife, butterflies and bees. The help and support of our own CUDS Volunteers and the Army Cadets has been invaluable in transforming this overgrown area to one for everyone to enjoy.”.
Lorna Williams, Devizes Detachment Commander, JUNO Company, Wiltshire Army Cadet Force, said:
“It was a great day with so much achieved by all! I’m very proud of our Cadets for giving up their Saturday morning and helping out with this project. Many of them hadn’t gardened before but they really got into it with great results!”
This community green space is opposite Nursteed School and it’s hoped that people will go along to see it in full bloom next year.
Before and After
For more information, contact Shirley Urwin, Joint CUDS Co-ordinator, on ">