New Llangors community garden to encourage ‘social interaction’

Brecon & Radnor Express Saturday, 11 September 2021  

by Ariane Brumwell – Reporter

Llangors Youth and Community Centre in Powys has created a new community garden area, complete with flower beds, picnic tables, bird feeders and vegetable planters for local residents to enjoy.

The project, which was funded with a grant of £2,500 from the Morrisons Foundation, is to encourage social interaction between older and younger members of the community, which before the development of the garden had no outdoor community facilities.

Melrose East, chair of Llangors Community Centre explains: “This is such a much needed space in the middle of a small village in Mid Wales where people of all ages can meet, socialise and play especially during these extraordinary times. We are so grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for donating money to enable this project to be realised”.

Joe Scargill, Morrisons Foundation specialist said: “The challenges of the past 18 months mean that people are eager to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors more than ever. That’s why I’m absolutely thrilled that Llangors Community Centre have been able to provide such a great outdoor area for the whole community to enjoy.”

“The transformation the charity has made to the area cannot be underestimated, it really is a massive improvement and they should be really proud of their amazing achievement of providing this excellent outdoor space. Supporting local community projects like this is what the Foundation is all about and I’m delighted that we have been able to make a difference”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. Since launching, over £33 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.