Plans for the garden include an informal section with trees and wild flowers and a more formal garden, which will include raised beds at varying heights to engage different users. A footpath will also be introduced connecting the underground to the town centre.
Redevelopment of the land will also include a series of tree works, with removal of several trees for health and safety reasons and to allow the remaining trees to thrive. This will increase the amount of light in to the site, deter anti-social behaviour and open up the garden views from the church centre.
Councillor Mitchell, Portfolio Leader for Culture and Sport at Cannock Chase Council said: “I am delighted that we have been successful with the funding for the Chase Fit Sensory Garden.
“This project will not only transform an overgrown piece of land it will also create a haven for those people with long term health issues."
The garden is expected to be completed by spring 2017.
Could you help to create and maintain the gardens or perhaps or support the project by donating materials? We are looking to engage volunteers and local businesses to support the project and create an urban green gem for the community of Cannock.
Please call Hettie Pigott, Wellbeing Coordinator for Inspiring healthy lifestyles on 01543 501516 for more information.
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