Public garden is set to be unveiled

A stunning new community garden will be opening to the public later this month.

But officials behind the Station Master’s Community Wildlife Garden are in need of volunteers to help prepare the site next to Whitley Bay Metro Station for the grand opening on June 23.

The Clarence and Waterford Crescent Residents Association (CAWCRA) has been working since May 2010 to bring the site back into a community use.

Group chairman Duika Burges Watson said: “It’s a wonderful resource for local residents, and now that the contractors are off site we are in a position to really bring it to its full glory.

“While we welcome residents, it’s not a park or place for picnics – it will have to be managed carefully.”

The new look garden features accessible raised beds, child-friendly beds, wild spaces and events areas.

Any potential volunteers should get in touch with the group by searching ‘Station Masters Community Wildlife Garden’ on Facebook.