Young people come together to transform local garden area

24 October 2022

Thurrock Council teams joined participants from The Prince's Trust, local volunteers and residents this week to reopen Headon Hall garden in Grays, following a community project to transform the area

Over a period of 2 weeks, young people from The Prince's Trust helped to:

  • dig out and replace flower beds, using recycled tyres to build planters for growing herbs and vegetables
  • upgrade garden benches
  • raise money to purchase additional garden furniture for the area

The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Sue Little, joined those supporting the project at Headon Hall on Friday 21 October to celebrate the work as the garden is returned to the Headon Hall's gardening club.

Cllr Little said: "It was great to visit Headon Hall and see first-hand the hard work our young people have put into giving new life to this garden, and congratulating those involved in the restoration.

"It's the hard work and dedication of our local people, who came together to fulfil a vision for nurturing this area back to top form, that is most humbling. It perfectly captures the ethos that summarises the Thurrock community spirit.

"Thank you to everyone who gave their time to this great cause, and the local businesses who contributed resources to help bring the transformation to life – I'm sure it will be enjoyed by sheltered housing residents and the groups who use Headon Hall for many years to come."