Tunstall community garden officially opened

A community garden in Tunstall has been officially opened.

The Tunstall TIGER Project was officially opened on Saturday 21st July by Richmond MP Rishi Sunak and local Army veteran Tom Hunter who has volunteered many hours of help in the garden.

Volunteer project manager Paul Greenwood said: “When we launched the TIGER project in 2016 the aim was to create a natural habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators, as well as making a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy.

“Thanks to the financial and practical help from businesses, foundations and individuals we have achieved our aim.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported the project as you have helped to create something very special.”

MP Rishi Sunak who is also the Government minister responsible for parks and open spaces said that this was one of the finest examples of a community led project of this type that he had seen, and he congratulated Paul and all the volunteers on their hard work.

The TIGER project is at the village hall in Tunstall and includes a wheelchair accessible path, a nature trail including bird hide, sensory garden and planted areas.

For more information contact Paul Greenwood on 01748-811288