Merrow Network and Gardening Project

From: Ben Carter
Sent: 10 January 2022 14:19
Subject: Merrow Network and Gardening Project [UNC]
Dear Merrow Network,
A very happy new year to you.
We wanted to follow up from the meeting we hosted at Merrow Methodist Church last Autumn and let you know we are trialling a gardening project in Merrow this Spring! We would be happy to hear your thoughts and ideas as key local community stakeholders on what would be well received in the area. If you know anyone who would be interested, please share the below with them.
“Through our work in the community, we have become aware that a large majority of residents struggle to maintain their gardens. This may be due to various factors, e.g. mobility, ill health, isolation or lack of resources. We are keen to establish a gardening network of volunteers within the wards of Guildford, we would like to begin by piloting this in Merrow and if successful we could then branch out to become Borough wide over time.
We are looking for a strong volunteer base in Merrow, of those who enjoy gardening and would like to help those in their communities. It would be a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, give back to your community and benefit your own wellbeing, whilst enjoying time outdoors.
We are hoping for the project to run in the Springtime, with a whole week dedicated to gardening at different residents properties in Merrow. Once we have a good understanding of how many volunteers are involved, we can then make a realistic decision of how many residents we can support.
If you or anyone you know are interested in getting involved or would like to find out more, please contact us on 01483 444150 or email us at
I attach our most recent newsletter which details some more of our services and recent activities. We would love to hear more about your own projects and events for 2022.
Kind Regards
Ben Carter
Community Engagement Advisor
Community Wellbeing Team                                        
01483 444820

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