CHRISTCHURCH Gardens in Leamington now has its own noticeboard.
The public information board has been installed in the gardens at the top of Parade – also known as Top Park. It has come about through the hard work of the Friends of Christchurch Gardens who say, the noticeboard’s installation finally gives the gardens “recognition”.
The board – with its ‘Christchurch Gardens’ heading – was offically unveiled by Leamington Mayor Nick Wilkins with a cutting of the ribbon ceremony.
The idea was the brain child of the Friends of Christchurch Gardens and funded with a grant from Leamington Town Council, while Warwick District Council )WDC) topped up the shortfall and arranged installation in its prominent position on the southern perimeter of the tennis courts.
The first display on the noticeboard highlights the activities of the Friends so far and explains their affiliation to The Leamington Society. It also gives a brief history of the gardens.
In future it will be used to publicise community events and activities such as tennis open days, basketball events and litter picks.
The Friends group, which has existed in its current form since 2018 when the threat of a car park loomed over the free-to-use tennis and basketball courts, has facilitated a number of improvements to the gardens.
Designated green space has been secured, courts have been resurfaced and the third red telephone box has been converted to a mini art gallery called Art Box for exhibitions by local schools and community organisations.
Friends chair Alison Chantrey said: “Ambitious plans for further enhancements to the gardens are in progress. We look forward to sharing our ideas with the community in the near future.”