Visit to the Amesbury Garden Project
Cllr. Dr. Monica Devendran, Wiltshire Councillor for Amesbury West who is the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board(part of Amesbury Area Board) visited the garden project today and it was lovely to see different vegetables and fruits planted such as Cauliflower, Cabbage, Broad Beans, Runner Beans, Shallots, Raspberries and Strawberries. It was absolutely brilliant to see Nicole Abela who is the Community Development Officer for Abri along with Louise Wheeler today.
The garden project is run by the community of Amesbury. It was started by Louise Wheeler called Amesbury Green Fingers in February 2021, a local resident of Amesbury. It is a wonderful project which involves different age groups from 3 years old to 78 years old. She started by giving seeds and starter packs thus the garden project began.
Celebrating Age Wiltshire
Celebrating Age Wiltshire is an excellent initiative which is part funded by the Amesbury Area Board. Being the Chair for the Health and Wellbeing Group, which is part of Amesbury Area Board, I had the opportunity to participate in the Celebrating Age Wiltshire Doorstep Concert at the Evergreen Cafe in Amesbury which took place on the 29th June 2021. It was a delight to meet the elderly residents, and talk to them about their mental health and wellbeing. There were two lovely residents celebrating their 100th Birthday which added icing to the cake.
Our focus this year is all about tackling isolation and loneliness, supporting positive Mental Health and making sure people are included in all things digital.
For more information or to get involved in projects around these themes, contact Cllr Monica Devendran: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacqui Abbott, Community Engagement Manager: email@example.com Tel 07771 844 530.
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