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New community garden in Whitby
A new community
garden is being launched in Whitby as part of a major
restoration project at Pannett Park.
Scarborough Borough Council and the Friends
of Pannett Park are developing the garden for use by groups,
schools and other organisations that are interesting in tending
their own little plot of land.
Each plot is four square metres which could
have raised sides dependant on the needs of the groups that are
interested. The plots would be held for a minimum of 12 months,
with user groups asked to give details of what they intend to do
with their piece of land.
Cllr Joe Plant, chairman of the Friends of
Pannett Park, said: “This is a unique project which will not only
benefit those groups interested in tending a plot, but the wider
Whitby community and those who enjoy spending time in the park.
“I’m delighted the project is now getting
off the ground and would ask community groups, organisations and
schools to come forward if they are interested in finding out more.
There is an open meeting at the Art Gallery in the park on
Wednesday 26 January at 6.30pm, to which everyone with an interest
in the park is invited.
“Pannett Park is continuing to evolve and
the community garden is a big step forward in its evolution. The
friends group and Scarborough Borough Council will continue to work
hard to ensure it remains the pride of Whitby.”
A partnership consisting of the Friends of
Pannett Park, Whitby Town Council and Scarborough Borough Council
were awarded £1.4 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big
Lottery Parks for People Programme in December 2008 for the
refurbishment of Pannett Park.
John Hellens Ltd was subsequently appointed
as main construction contractor and a £300,000 children’s’ play
area was opened in August 2009. Other work undertaken in the
park includes restoration of the Lily Pond, construction of a
Commemorative Garden and South Seas Garden, and work outside the
Museum and Pannett Art Gallery.
Using money raised through the National
Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a
wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take
part in, learn from, and enjoy.
From museums, parks and historic places to
archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, it
invests in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported
more than 28,800 projects, allocating more than £4.3billion across
Anyone wishing to know more about the Pannett Park community
garden can contact Area Parks Officer Chris Roe on 01947 605559 or