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WORK is set to start on a new community garden project in Nuneaton, thanks to a pounds 108,000 boost from Warwickshire County Council.

The Thistledome scheme will see a number of raised growing areas developed by the area's keen green-fingered gardeners, working alongside adults who have learning difficulties and mental health issues.

The three-acre site, off Plough Hill Road, Galley Common, is being developed by local company Ingleby Group, who also run an award winning residential home for adults with learning difficulties in Bedworth.

Director of Development, Nathan Williams said: "The facility will cut across boundaries and make social inclusion its main focus. It will become an eco centre for those who are considered disadvantaged or vulnerable but will also welcome the general public who wish to help create a maintain what we feel will become an exciting venture.

"A project such as this can only be a good thing for the general well-being and good health of Galley Common and helps narrow the gap between the north and south of the county."

Alongside the growing areas, it is hoped Thisledome will also house "showcase" areas helping people understand some of the difficulties associated with disability. One of the plots may be dedicated to dyslexia, showing what difficulties this can cause.

Mr Williams added: "We are delighted to have been given such generous backing from Warwickshire County Council and we are also working in partnership with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, utilising their expertise."
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