Scouts prepare to give new lease of life to Colne church garden

PREPARED: 16th Pendle Sacred Heart Cub Scout Group, with Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson and B&Q representatives (S)
PREPARED: 16th Pendle Sacred Heart Cub Scout Group, with Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson and B&Q representatives (S)

Dedicated Scouts are preparing to transform a neglected Colne garden into a place for the whole community to enjoy.

As part of Scout Community Week in June, 16th Pendle Sacred Heart Cub Scout Group have decided to give a new lease of life to land outside Sacred Heart Church, in Queen Street.

Among other improvements, the group aim to build an area for a camp fire, create vegetable plots and grow memorial trees. A plan has been drawn up by gardener and Scout leader Warren Manley. The project is being supported by DIY store B&Q, Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, and Father Chris Gorton.

Scout leader John Manley said: “The area was overgrown, and full of rubbish.

“This project will make it a nice and safe area for the children to play in.”

16th Pendle Sacred Heart Cub Scout Group are also urging residents to donate any unwanted camping equipment to them.

For more information, or to show your interest in joining the group contact John on 07971378550.