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Youngsters create kitchen garden at Greenbank Hub
A FORMER bike shop that was transformed into a community hub has been given a makeover thanks to a group of Northwich youngsters.
The Hub, opened by Weaver Vale Housing Trust in June, is a space for the community to share and enjoy, complete with a large, open downstairs space, kitchen, television room, games room, meeting room and training room.
Now, thanks to the work of nine youngsters, aged 16 and 25, the Greenbank Lane has been given a lift and will now fulfil an extra purpose of being the community’s very own kitchen garden.
Raised flowerbeds were installed and walls were painted to create a more homely and welcoming feel.
“The idea is that residents can come and grow their own vegetables – it’s self sustainable and will save them going to the supermarkets,” said Sam Rogers from Prince’s Trust, whose 12-week personal development course aims to develop and improve young people’s communication, confidence, reliability, leadership and job searching skills.
Sam added: "The group started by doing their own fundraising at Morrisons in Winsford, with the money raised through that going towards buying materials - thanks to Morrisons for their support and thanks to Build Base in Northwich for helping us with the materials."
The project was organised in partnership with Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
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