NuGen joined over 200 people at a fun day in Parton to support the opening of the village memorial beach garden.
Mike Starkie, mayor of Copeland, attended the ribbon-cutting at the garden along with Kevin Young, Chair of the parish council and NuGen’s Paula Madill, Alexandra Brennan and Penny Crookshank.
The garden was a successful project as part of NuGen’s Green Grant Scheme, where work has been carried out to transform a piece of waste ground into a special beach memorial garden. The community is delighted with the new garden, a space which was formerly used for fly tipping and dumping.
Mr Starkie, a member of the Green Grants panel, said: “It was a pleasure to sit on the Green Grants panel to decide which of a host of worthy environmental projects in Copeland should receive funding.
“And I was delighted to attend the opening event to see a fantastic project like this – turning an area of wasteland into an attractive centrepiece of the village – come to fruition.”
The team at NuGen is very impressed with the progress Kevin and the team have made in bringing this quality garden to life. It is hoped the garden will bring a positive lasting legacy for the surrounding communities to enjoy.
Paula Madill, NuGen’s head of environment, said: “Since launching the Green Grants scheme in 2015 we have funded 31 projects, we continue to work in partnership with the projects to support them in delivering their initiatives.”