Prince Consort Gardens volunteers given award

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 June 2018

Friends of the Prince Consort Gardens Cynthia Newns and Brian Wilkinson (chairman) receiving their award from Lucy George project manager at Wessex Water.

Friends of the Prince Consort Gardens Cynthia Newns and Brian Wilkinson (chairman) receiving their award from Lucy George project manager at Wessex Water.

Archant

Volunteers who look after one of Weston’s green spaces have received an award.

The Friends of the Prince Consort Gardens started maintaining the land overlooking Birnbeck Pier in 2012.

Its achievements include securing town green status in 2012 to protect the gardens from development and it has now been given a Watermark Award and £300 from Wessex Water.

The money will be used to turn the neglected and leaking boating pond into a home for wildlife.

Friends chairman Brian Wilkinson said: “The pond has gone through several stages and now rests as a shade of its former glory.

“As a wildlife pond it will regenerate a part of the gardens and attract younger children and families to enjoy its wildlife.

“We want the new pond to become a watery environment which increases the range of 
the park’s resident wildlife.”

More from Weston Mercury

22 minutes ago

Burnham’s Princess Theatre is set to get a makeover after the town council’s bid for a major Government grant was approved.

Read more
08:06

A seven-year-old boy was rescued from the mud at Brean after he became stuck while out exploring with his family.

Read more
Brean

A ‘vital’ £500,000 investment into mental health services hopes to make a significant difference to young people.

Read more

Replacement play equipment at a Worle park will finally be installed next year.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A new family show, inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s classic festive tale, The Little Match Girl, is coming to Clevedon’s The Theatre Shop.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:52

A blue plaque commemorating one of Weston’s most famous architects will be dedicated this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Plans to join up a coastal walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon have moved a step closer to becoming a reality.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

A handful of students at Worle Community School have launched a club to help anyone who worries about being bullied.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

An innovative piece of equipment which helps people in late stage dementia is available to patients in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 11:03

A ‘casualty’ was rushed to hospital after a crash on a major commuter route yesterday (Saturday).

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists