Labour Councillors Ed Davie, Lib Peck and Diana Morris took part in the Lambeth wide community gardening weekend, by helping out in the borough’s newest green space.
The Weir Community Garden was paid for and designed by the residents’ association using money from hosting mobile phone masts on the estate.
Locals have helped make mosaics and planters on what was once a derelict and gloomy corner of the estate. The garden has been funded by Weir Estate Residents Association, to resurrect a derelict piece of land on the Anfield Close corner of the estate, and this has already drastically improved the look and feel of the area, with painted walls, mosaics and planting. The garden will be home to all sorts of edible plants (and non-edible plants), including fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Cllr Ed Davie said: ‘this is a great project which gives people the opportunity to grow food, compost waste, work with their neighbours and enjoy a great new public space. The residents’ association should be very proud of what they have achieved for their community.’
Chair of Weir Estate Residents Association, said: ‘We are truly grateful that our three ward councillors came to visit the community garden, and help us out. We look forward to them coming back in the near future, and for the official opening expected to be held in May.’
More pictures and information can be found on WERA’s website.