Community garden hope for Havenfield

A rallying call has been issued to help transform a piece of Bridlington wasteland into a community garden.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 10:28 am
Housing officer Jill Winter, PCSO Rebecca Brown and PCSO Andrea Humphrey are pictured at the proposed garden site on the Havenfield estate.
Housing officer Jill Winter, PCSO Rebecca Brown and PCSO Andrea Humphrey are pictured at the proposed garden site on the Havenfield estate.

PCSO Andrea Humphrey has come up with the idea to make use of the land on the Havenfield estate.

PCSO Humphrey said horses are often found abandoned on the land and the council are frequently having to replace the locks.

She said: “There’s this piece of land on the estate that nobody is doing anything with. It’s in an ideal location.”

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Her ideas so far include growing fruit and vegetables that could be given to local food banks or sold to raise money for more seeds, a memorial area, and a space for quiet contemplation.

PCSO Humphrey also hopes the garden will be family-friendly as well as wheelchair-accessible.

If the garden is a success, PCSO Humphrey said she and her colleagues will look at doing the same in the Burstall Hill and West Hill areas.

The council have given the go-ahead for the project but PCSO Humphrey says one of the first steps will be raising the funds to pay for a change of use application for the land.

She is looking for volunteers to for a committee to get the project started and wants to hear from anyone who is interested.

She says she needs people who are passionate about the area and all ages are welcome.

○ Anyone who is interested in the helping with the project can email PCSO Humphrey at [email protected] or call her on 07966 873394.