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"Blooming" Brilliant Volunteer Effort in Bridport

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7:39am 26th June 2014
(Updated 7:43am 26th June 2014)

Bridport's Borough Gardens are going to be restored to full bloom thanks to generous donation to the community partnership.

Magna Housing has given them £500 to go toward the cost of new plants to brighten up the area ticked away behind South Street.

The gardens had become tired and overgrown of late.

Mayor of Bridport Maggie Ray, who set up a community group in 2012 to do the work, said: "Magna, and, in particular, Ken Bodycombe, their community investment officer, have been very helpful and active in their support for this project.

"Most of the residents in the area surrounding the gardens are Magna tenants, so we hope they will benefit from the improvements."

The final development phase is due to start soon. The walled border, which is one of the major features of the gardens but has received little attention over the years, is to undergo a major reconstruction.

Councillor Ray said: "We plan to take out much of the tired old planting, and refresh the soil before planting new shrubs which have been specially chosen to thrive in this lovely sunny south-facing border, sheltered by the red-brick Victorian high wall."

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