The Plume of Feathers community garden will continue to be looked after by The Richmond Fellowship and a group of local residents after the Town Council agreed on Monday February 1 to extend the lease.
The garden, which is open to the public, is an oasis of calm tucked away off London Road, opposite Bridge Garage and accessed by Plume of Feathers Lane or opposite Churchill Court, Kelham Gardens. Formerly allotments, the garden now provides seating, a pond, a fruit and vegetable garden complete with bug houses providing a space for nature.
The garden was one of the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ entries that helped Marlborough achieve the Gold Award in the South West in Bloom Competition.
The Richmond Fellowship is a national mental health charity that works towards a society that values everyone with mental health problems and holds the belief that recovery is possible for every individual.
At Monday’s Town Council Meeting Cllr Hall said, “I’d like to commend local residents and the Richmond Fellowship for their work in the garden.”
Cllr Farrell commented, “The whole town should enjoy this beautiful area. Young people would enjoy the peace and quiet.”
In the draft Neighbourhood Plan it is recommended that the Plume of Feathers garden be given the status of Valued Community Open Space to help safe-guard it for future generations.