Your invitation to memorial garden

RESIDENTS in Osgodby are being invited to attend the opening of the village’s first Memorial Garden.

The official opening will take place tomorrow at 2.30pm with Scarborough Mayor Cllr John Blackburn and his Mayoress Jackie Blackburn on hand to cut the ribbon.

The pair live in neighbouring Cayton and have long associations with Osgodby.

The mayor’s chaplain, the Rev Allan Campbell-Wilson, vicar of Cayton-with-Eastfield, which includes Osgodby, will also be at the opening to bless the site. The garden was the brain child of Osgodby Parish Council, which in recognition of the fact the village does not have a cemetery or church, wanted to create somewhere residents in the village can dedicate to lost loved ones.

Public subscription and grants helped to fund the project, along with the hard work of a small committee, and volunteers who helped prepare the site and plant the garden.

The garden was created on unused waste land in Osgodby Lane adjacent to the bridge. It now features plants and shrubs, and benches and plaques which can be dedicated to the memory of past residents.