Garden project ready to roll.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 galley, long, narrow vessel widely used in ancient and medieval times, propelled principally by oars but also fitted with sails. The earliest type was sometimes 150 ft (46 m) long with 50 oars. 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
Nathan Williams was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. He was played by Doug Allen. 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 dyslexia (dĭslĕk`sēə), in psychology, a developmental disability in reading or spelling, generally becoming evident in early schooling. To a dyslexic, letters and words may appear reversed, e.g. , 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 Nuneaton and Bedworth (nənē`tən), district (1991 pop. 115,300), Warwickshire, central England. The district primarily comprises the city of Nuneaton and the town of Bedworth. The district's growth was based on coal mining. Borough Council, utilising their expertise."