Volunteers are needed to tidy the Railway Garden

By Catherine Barkley in Community News

Community-spirited volunteers are needed on Sunday, April 23rd to help spruce up the Railway Garden in Ross-on-Wye.

Last summer, the first Railway Garden clean up was organised by Tracey Reading, a local woman. She met volunteers in the Railway Garden to clean up the site, after the area had become a cause of concern for local residents, Councillors and police officers, following reports that some people were consuming alcohol in the garden, as the high-hedges had made it easy for people to hide behind.

The group cut the hedges, picked up litter, washed the information boards and cleared away any broken glass.

While the Railway Garden still looks much better than it did, there is still an issue with people dropping litter there.

Last week, a local resident contacted the Gazette, after they had found the bench at the garden had been vandalised and litter thrown around the garden.

The bench has been taken away, and Tracey thinks that now would be a good time to organise another clean up of the garden. She hopes that the volunteers will be able to make the area look tidy and presentable for local residents and tourists to enjoy.

If you can help, meet the other volunteers in the Railway Garden from 10.30am this Sunday.

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