Sec­ond tidy up planned for gar­dens

The Oban Times - - Districts -

GREEN-FIN­GERED vol­un­teers have given Kil­mallie com­mu­nity gar­dens a new lease of life.

Kil­mallie Com­muntiy Cen­tre (KCC) was awarded £1,860.57 from Foun­da­tion Scot­land’s Ex­press Grants, in par­tic­u­lar the Forbes Fund, £250 from Vol­un­teer­ing Mat­ters Ac­tion Earth Grant and £100 from Scot­mid in vouch­ers for Semichem which were raf­fled off at the KCC cof­fee morn­ing in April rais­ing £90 which was split be­tween KCC and the gar­den project.

The gar­dens were orig­i­nally opened by Princess Anne on Oc­to­ber 14, 1999, but have fallen into dis­re­pair. But on Satur­day May 20 the gar­dens were re­vi­talised by a group of vol­un­teers. Sarah Kennedy, who is co- or­di­nat­ing the KCC project, said: ‘Ev­ery­one can get in­volved. The gar­dens are a shared re­source and a shared re­spon­si­bil­ity. From the small­est in­di­vid­ual ac­tion to a na­tional cam­paign, ev­ery con­tri­bu­tion helps.

‘We are a small com­mu­nity cen­tre run by vol­un­teers pas­sion­ate about our area. It would be so nice to to bring these won­der­ful gar­dens back to life for ev­ery­one to en­joy.’

The group will hold a sec­ond clean up on Satur­day June 17 at 10am.

Any­one able to help should con­tact Sarah Kennedy on 07768 805040.

Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son The Write Im­age.

Vol­un­teers came to­gether to tidy the gar­dens in Kil­mallie.

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