Fun day for Sunnylands and Woodburn group

Sunnylands and Woodburn Development Group.  INCT 41-754-CON
Sunnylands and Woodburn Development Group. INCT 41-754-CON
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Sunnylands and Woodburn Community Development Group has held a family fun day to celebrate the opening of a new community garden.

The event on September 30 was organised by the group in partnership with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. Children enjoyed bouncy castles, archery, a climbing wall, and football.

Michael, Noel, and Cheryl.  INCT 41-755-CON

Michael, Noel, and Cheryl. INCT 41-755-CON

The Sunnylands and Woodburn group worked in partnership with Conservation Volunteers to provide a community garden facility that everyone will be able to use.

Councillor Noel Jordan officially opened the garden. He said: “I want to congratulate the work of the group and the time and effort put into the community by the volunteers has to be commended. I wish to thank the Lottery Fund for funding the venture and I wholeheartedly welcome this excellent facility that the whole community, both young and old, can avail of and enjoy.”

MEA Deputy Mayor Cllr Cheryl Johnston added: “The fun day has been fantastic and the work put in by this group is second to none. The facilities here are a great way to bring the community together and help us build and empower our local communities.”

Sunnylands and Woodburn Development Group are offering grow beds available to the community or local businesses to sponsor. Each bed is priced at £50 for the year and they will be named after local areas as well as the business.

Kids planting out the new community garden.  INCT 41-756-CON

Kids planting out the new community garden. INCT 41-756-CON

If anyone is interested in sponsoring a bed they should contact Sunnylands and Woodburn Development Group through their Facebook page.

Enjoying the fun day.  INCT 41-757-CON

Enjoying the fun day. INCT 41-757-CON

Scaling the climbing wall.  INCT 41-758-CON

Scaling the climbing wall. INCT 41-758-CON