Garden Re-Design Helps Local Library Bloom

Posted by: Press team on 11 May 2021 15:14

A garden at a South Tyneside library has been re-designed to create an outdoor seating area - thanks to funding from the Council.

Volunteers who now run the Boldon and Cleadon Community Library were keen to provide a space for socially distanced get-togethers, following requests from library users.

With the help of a grant from their local Community Area Forum, the garden has now been landscaped and benches have been installed to create a pleasant area where people can enjoy safe outdoors social interaction or simply enjoy some quiet time with a book.

Gail Barkel, Chair of Trustees for Boldon and Cleadon Community Library, said, 'We are very grateful to all those who enabled us to create this space. Joan has been a dedicated supporter of the library since we became a community venture and brought the CAF funding to our attention, enabling us to complete the redevelopment of our outdoor space. A huge thanks goes to all of our volunteer gardeners who have dedicated a substantial amount of time to create a beautifully landscaped garden for all to enjoy.'

Councillor Atkinson said, "The Library trustees and volunteers deserve all the support available to continue their inspiring community work.  I recognise the commitment of all those involved in running and managing the Library and I will continue to do all I can to support them."

Run entirely by volunteers, the library was the first community library to be established in South Tyneside, opening its doors in November 2018.

To keep up to date with Boldon & Cleadon Community Library visit or find them on Facebook @BoldonandCleadonCommunityLibrary.

Last modified: 29 September 2021 15:15