Friends of Egmont Street gardens needs you!

A MOSSLEY group needs your votes as they hope to further transform what was a run-down, unloved area of the town.

Friends of Egmont Street (FoES) are bidding to gain enough support to get backing of up to £1,000 from the Aviva Community Fund for the next stage of their work.

The group wants to create a memory garden on the site, which would see volunteers clear a patch of the border and install a rose arch over a bench and fill the garden with beautiful scented flowers.

FoES see it as hopefully becoming, ‘somewhere to sit for a while, calm and tranquil, surrounded by bees droning in the flowers and birds calling overhead. So many people have suffered losses in the local community and this is to be somewhere for them to find peace for a while.’

Now it is one of the organisations in the running for votes for the community fund, which is run by insurance giant Aviva.

People who register get 10 votes, which can either be divided or all go to one group by the November 20 deadline. You can vote here:

FoES also say they need to raise £250 foe the installation of a community notice board which they say can ‘communicate with all generations of the local community’ after securing partial funding from Mossley Town Council.

Friends of Egmont Street was formed two-and-a-half years ago after people wanted to do something about an area that was ‘gradually declining.’

In stating their case for votes in the community fund poll, they say: “We painted over all of the graffiti, we still get occasional outbreaks but we just go and quietly clear it up again We litter pick the field and woods every week and keep it tidy, so that everyone can enjoy it.”

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