Blooming marvellous boost for Wyre Day Service

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wyre Disability Day Service has been transformed into a sea of colour with the help of the Prince's Trust.

Volunteers from the trust, people who use the service and the local community have been working together to make improvements to the grounds around the building, the wildlife pond and sensory garden areas.

New raised gardens, decorative pebbles, plants, herbs, fruit and vegetables and a metal archway on the path to the pond are some of the improvements that have been made.

There was a launch event to showcase the improvements at the service, based on Larkholme Avenue, Fleetwood on Friday 6 July.

Wyre Day Service is run by Lancashire County Council and provides a range of activities for people with physical and learning disabilities, and sensory impairments.

County Councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult services, said: "This is the latest stage of Larkholme for All, a project that has transformed the land around the centre.

"The new raised gardens make it much easier for wheelchair users to grow plants, fruit and vegetables and the coloured pebbles, which have been sourced from Fleetwood beach and the new archway make the area around the pond look fantastic.

"Another important area is the sensory garden, which visitors call the secret garden. It has been improved with wild garlic and other plants, and is a great place where people can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the summer.

"This project has once again brought staff, people who use the service and the community closer together. Thank you to the Prince's Trust for supporting the scheme."

For more information about Wyre Day service, email michelle.riley@lancashire.gov.uk. You can also contact 01253 897280.

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