Helping to fill village planters

Young and old took part in the planting event. Picture by  Bob Dutton
Young and old took part in the planting event. Picture by Bob Dutton

At a community event in Lesbury, organised by the village’s Dementia Action Group, people helped to plant up the three planters in front of the village hall.

The planters were funded by a grant from Awards for All, made to the parish council on behalf of the Dementia Action Group, which is working towards making the village a dementia-friendly community.

The planters are a partnership project with Lesbury in Bloom, who will manage and maintain them. They are mainly planted up with herbs, both for their sensory qualities and to provide a useful resource for the community, who are welcome to pick the herbs.

The event coincided with the group’s monthly Saturday-afternoon-together session, an informal drop-in for coffee, cake and chat for people of all ages.