Green fingers, hard work and community pride have renewed a community space in Wolverton.
The Secret Garden, which sits alongside the Grand Union Canal, was officially opened in 2005 only to subsequently become overgrown.
But a group of young people from the National Citizen Service (NCS) last month joined forces to revive it as a space for the local community, spending several weeks working to tidy it up and improve its general appearance, with help from Councillor Peter Marland who provided funding through his Wolverton ward budget.
The NCS projects are run in partnership with the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET).
Project leaders Nick Parsons and Phyllicia Salmon said: “We’re so pleased with how this project has turned out. At times it was hard work but the final result is worth it. The Secret Garden now looks so much more inviting and we’re hoping that this will encourage more visitors to come along whilst creating a community feel within Wolverton. We’re grateful to Councillor Peter Marland for providing us with the funding to carry out this project and we’re glad he is as happy with the final result as we are.”