Volunteers launch community project

OVERGROWN areas of Clevedon School’s grounds have been transformed into attractive spaces as part of a new community project.

More than 20 volunteers turned out on Saturday to create a memorial garden and community allotment at the Valley Road site.

Those taking part included members of Clevedon’s Living Waters Church and Baptist church, whose youth workers were the driving force behind the scheme.

It is based on the same premise as The Noise project in Bristol, which has grown over the past 11 years to see more than 800 people volunteering for community projects in the city.

Living Waters youth worker Clare Wilkins and Baptist church youth worker Sara Dodd wanted to start a similar scheme in Clevedon and hope it can grow over the next few years.

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Claire said: “We know some students have lost parents recently so we have created the memorial garden as a quiet place in the school where pupils can go to reflect on issues affecting them.

“The allotment will be run as a partnership between the school and the community. People who have an interest can come in and work the land with students and staff from the school.”

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