Burnley Backyard – Community Update

On Saturday 14 September the Richmond Community Learning Centre invited local residents and interested community members to attend an information session to provide an update on the Burnley Backyard Project at Tudor Street, Burnley.

About 40 local residents and community members attended the event on Saturday afternoon.  The architect for the project Mat Foley presented the drawings for the facility and fielded questions from those present.   Cath the Landscape Gardener for the project outlined the garden design and also fielded questions.


It was an extremely relaxed afternoon with the weather being kind to us for the two hours we were on site.   Many of the residents indicated an interest in volunteering and/or being involved in the garden group.   Trish Pringle the President of the Richmond Community Garden Group was in attendance to register members for the Garden Club and answer questions regarding the renting of garden plots.

Where to next?   Well the planning permit will have to be obtained and then tenders for the construction of the facility advertised.   But in the meantime, we will be in touch with those people who indicated an interest, and ensure invitations are sent to any events, and regular updates are advertised on the blog and through our eNews mailing list.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the afternoon and those who attended.   Photographs of the event were taken and can be viewed on the Burnley Backyard Facebook page in the The unveiling of the Burnley Backyard plans album.

Jenny Fuge
Project Manager
Burnley Backyard Project


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