Community group seeks help

Flourish: Arena community garden project. Cat Bullen, project leader and Lisa Harrison, Arena community manager.
Flourish: Arena community garden project. Cat Bullen, project leader and Lisa Harrison, Arena community manager.

An Ilkeston community group is seeking to build up a team to help with a community garden project.

Arena Community, based in Belfield Street, Ilkeston, needs help to maintain and care for the Arena garden.

The garden, in Heanor Road, was set up to engage people of all ages within the community.

Community manager Lisa Harrison wants nearby residents to get involved in the project.

She said: “We are endeavouring to build a team to maintain the garden throughout the week and want the community to get involved as it is a community project.

“We are looking primarily for older members of the community that may want to get out of the house or simply get involved in something.

“It’s a nice, calm environment to get people back to the basics of nature again.”

To get involved in taking care of the garden, contact Arena on 01159442996.