October 25th, 2016

Pocket Park transformed into colourful oasis

Pocket Park transformed into colourful oasis Pocket Park transformed into colourful oasis
Sara Ghanchi and Teresa Johnson are all smiles at the official park opening. (s)
Updated: 8:58 am, Jul 22, 2016

LEAMINGTON’S newest park has been officially opened.

Packington Place ‘Pocket Park’, off High Street, was given a colourful facelift including mosaic-covered raised flower beds.

The project was overseen by community group ARC CIC. The artwork was done by the Positive Signs mosaic group led by artists Fran Godwin and Sonia Kwasnik. Moda Ceramica in Warwick donated a large amount of the fancy Italian mosaic tiles included in the work. Willmott Dixon built the raised beds with bricks donated from their Sayer Court Project on Tachbrook Road. The beds were planted up by volunteers from the local community – including the Way Ahead project at the Salvation Army

Leamington mayor Ann Morrison officially unveiled the pocket park, and judges from Leamington in Bloom also cast an expert eye on the newly transformed area.

Coun Morrison said: “Everyone who has worked on this should feel proud of this achievement.

“What is really exciting is that passers-by as well as local residents and shopkeepers are stopping to look, and read the message in the tiles – ‘Everything Springs from Nature’. This is encouragement to do more of these, so one of my charities for the year is to raise funds to make the next one.”