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Volunteers tidy up cemetery
Volunteers from the Friends of Dean Road and
Manor Road Cemetery will be giving the cemetery a face lift on
Saturday 1 November as part of the National Make a Difference Day
The Friends group will be giving the front gates of the cemetery
on Dean Road a new coat of paint and will also be making a start on
a winter project that will benefit visitors to the cemetery and
local residents who walk through the area regularly.
An old shrub border in the cemetery adjacent to Garfield Back
Road is in desperate need of renovation and Saturday will be the
first opportunity to breathe life back into the border.
Volunteers are hoping to prune back some of the old shrubs
making space for some new planting in spring. For those who
want something a little less strenuous but still want to make a
difference litter pickers will be available for volunteers to help
tidy up the cemetery.
Make a Difference Day is a
nationwide volunteering event which aims to get people active in
their community by spending time not money. Anyone wanting to
join in the party of volunteers on Saturday 1 November can meet the
Friends at the front gates of the cemetery on Dean Road at
10am. Equipment and gloves will be provided; volunteers
should wear sturdy shoes and old gardening clothes. Children
are welcome to attend but must be supervised by an adult.
If you would like more information about this
event or about the Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery
please contact Helen Percival of the Parks and Countryside team on