Peace garden opens

A PATCH of land in Hanham has been transformed to create a peace garden.

Volunteers from the Church of the Ascension and community members have worked for a year on the field next to the church in the Mount Hill area.

The garden has been designed to be wildlife friendly and is made from 100% reclaimed or recycled materials.  

Hanham Parish Council awarded £1000 towards the cost of materials and plants.

The garden is already being used by pre-school and school children. Team rector Rev Beverley Charles said the church toddler group had enjoyed watching a fox and cub play in the garden, while children from Beacon Rise Primary School had planted trees and prepared a habitat for tadpoles in the pond.

“This whole area was brambles a year ago so the transformation is tremendous,” the Rev Beverley  said.