Published: Thursday, 26th April 2018

Right Opportunities is inviting residents to join us and celebrate the opening of Dunwood Park Growing Hub – The Railway Garden.

To mark the occasion they are holding an open day so you can look around various stalls and enjoy a range of family activities.

The hub is part of our Get Oldham Growing initiative, which looks to give you the support needed to live a more active and better lifestyle and encourage healthy eating.

We’ve built the hub in an empty area of the park, and it will complement the great facilities that already exist in the much-loved Shaw green space.

The Railway Garden will provide ample space for community activities with a strong organic growing-themed focus.

We want residents and community groups to make use of the facilities on offer which include: vegetable plots, a classroom, a glasshouse, an outdoor oven and a composting area.

The hub is one of several – including those at Alexandra Park and Lees Park – that have been created across the borough and will be used for growing organic fruit and vegetables, training and education.

Helen Lockwood, Executive Director Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods, said: “Across the borough we’re working with organisations to create eco-friendly areas that allow local residents to live healthier and active lifestyles, grow their own food and help their environment.

“We hope this hub will encourage more people to come and visit Dunwood Park and get involved with the growing activities – creating somewhere that the whole community can enjoy and benefit from.”

The open day is on Sunday, May 6 from 1.30pm until 4pm.  Visitors should use the Smallbrook Road entrance.

Refreshments will be available at Cafe Mandels.

To find out more about Get Oldham Growing and the projects the initiative has already supported visit www.oldham.gov.uk/getoldhamgrowing

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