Walsall community garden given new lease of life
1st August 2022
A popular community garden in Walsall has been given a new lease of life with a deal securing its future for the next five years.
Caldmore Community Garden was established in 2011 on a piece of derelict land. The land is owned by whg, who lease it to charity Caldmore Village Festival Group (CVF).
Gary Brookes, Director of Housing at whg, said: “We are proud to continue our partnership work and our commitment to the community we serve by announcing the signing of another five year extension to the lease of the land which has become known as Caldmore Community Garden.
“We have witnessed the diverse communities coming together to celebrate different festivals and seen young families using the open space more following the pandemic. We are delighted to continue our support for CVF.”
Mohammed Arif, Chair of Caldmore Village Festival Board, said: “The CVF Board is delighted at the continuation of our strong partnership working with whg who have been instrumental in helping us to shape and develop the Caldmore Community Garden.
“The garden space is a development piece of land which has been leased to us to bring the local diverse community together. We are delighted with the extension of this five years lease and I wish to extend our thanks to whg’s Management Board.
“Our volunteers have transformed this open space into an oasis in the middle of Caldmore and we are all proud of the garden, which is open to everyone free of charge.”