Beeston Hill gets gardening

This month sees work starting on a new community garden in the heart of built-up Beeston Hill. Volunteers from across the neighbourhood will be starting to clear and tidy up the green space outside the (now unused) Church of the Holy Spirit, on Tempest Road, on Tuesday 28 October 2014. (Extra helpers are very welcome – come down anytime between 11am-3pm!)

Local volunteers working to create the garden
Local volunteers are working together to create the garden

Further work days are then planned for November and beyond, with the organisers aiming to have the garden finished and open by spring. Plans include the planting of plenty of edible plants, installing seating, repainting the railings, and creating a mural featuring art from local children.

The project links with recent initiatives including last summer’s hanging baskets scheme around Beeston Hill, and plans are actually afoot to make this garden the first of several around Beeston Hill. It also sits alongside the ongoing aspiration to re-open the Holy Spirit building as a community workshop and events venue.

To find out more or get involved with any of these projects, please comment below and the local project leaders will be in touch. The project is financially supported by Community First (City and Hunslet), and by a partnership of local organisations including Groundwork, Hamara, the Church of England, and Beeston in Bloom.