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Volunteers give Hornchurch ‘secret’ garden a summer makeover

PUBLISHED: 13:32 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:51 01 May 2018

The Mayor Cllr Linda Van den Hende congratulating the volunteers from Network Rail and from the Havering Volunteer Centre for cleaning up the blind garden in Harrow Lodge Park

The Mayor Cllr Linda Van den Hende congratulating the volunteers from Network Rail and from the Havering Volunteer Centre for cleaning up the blind garden in Harrow Lodge Park

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A group of volunteers have given a ‘secret’ garden in Hornchurch a makeover ready for summer.

The Mayor Cllr Linda Van den Hende congratulating the volunteers from Network Rail and from the Havering Volunteer Centre for cleaning up the blind garden in Harrow Lodge ParkThe Mayor Cllr Linda Van den Hende congratulating the volunteers from Network Rail and from the Havering Volunteer Centre for cleaning up the blind garden in Harrow Lodge Park

Twenty volunteers gathered at the Garden for the Blind otherwise known as the ‘secret’ garden in Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, to show the space some much-need love.

The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van Den Hende also went along as a plaque was unveiled to celebrate the work of the volunteers.

The team of volunteers supported by park rangers and Network Rail came together as part of Havering Council’s community clean ups programme.

Shelley Hart from the Havering Volunteer Centre said that everyone did a “sterling” job, and thanked the volunteers for their hard work.

The Mayor Cllr Linda Van den Hende congratulating the volunteers from Network Rail and from the Havering Volunteer Centre for cleaning up the blind garden in Harrow Lodge ParkThe Mayor Cllr Linda Van den Hende congratulating the volunteers from Network Rail and from the Havering Volunteer Centre for cleaning up the blind garden in Harrow Lodge Park

She said: “It was excellent, we had beautiful weather for it.

“I think everybody was so pleased with their efforts.

“We had a lovely lady who was sitting in the park and she made a donation and asked if we could plant something in memory of her mum.

“She didn’t leave her name but we’re going to plant a tree with a plaque in memory of all the people that visit the garden and have lost someone close to them.”

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