SOUTHPORT residents are being invited to a summer garden party with a free picnic lunch later this month.

The event will take place at Southport Community Centre on Norwood Road from 11am-2pm on Wednesday August 24th.

The garden party is being staged by Sefton CVS – the organisation that provides support to voluntary, community and faith sector groups across the borough – and the Brighter Living Partnership.

The two organisations are also using the event to unveil the new community garden at the centre, which they have created in partnership with the help of a £10,000 grant from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

The garden party will also feature giant garden games, a scarecrow building competition and talks on a range of nature topics.


Southport Community Centre Manager, Philip Blocksidge, commented: “This event is designed to be fun for all the family as well as a great opportunity for local people to see our new community garden for the first time.

“Thanks to the funding the Brighter Living Partnership received from Tesco Bags of Help, we’ve been able to create what we hope is a really valuable new resource for the local community.

“We’re hoping for fine weather and a good turnout on the day, with a free summer picnic being provided for everyone who comes along – people just need to bring their own blanket,” added Mr Blocksidge.

Southport Community Centre is located near to the junction of Norwood Road and Sussex Road/Peel Street.

The Tesco Bags of Help scheme uses money raised from the 5p carrier bag charge introduced last October to fund local community projects.

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