Councils Agree On Cemetery Approach Community Gardens


Published 17 June 2014


Cemetery Approach community gardenThe Vale of Glamorgan Council and Barry Town Council are working together to develop public open space at Cemetery Approach as a Community Garden.


It is proposed to dedicate the redeveloped land at Cemetery Approach as a Centenary Field; a scheme run via a partnership between Fields in Trust and Royal British Legion.  The scheme aims to encourage every local authority across the UK to nominate at least one recreational space to be dedicated in commemoration of the millions of people who lost their lives in WW1.


Both Councils are keen to move forward with the project and are seeking additional funding via the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme to create a relaxing and pleasant space for local people as well as visitors to the Cemetery.


Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Barry Town Council are working together on a vision to create a community garden with meaning, which will provide areas for play as well as quiet reflection.  I am very much looking forward to seeing the project come to fruition.”


Cllr Stuart Egan, Leader of Barry Town Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to work with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to bring these two pieces of land back into purposeful use.


Thanks to the hard work of council officers and local councillors we are now going to be able to provide a beautiful community garden for the people of Barry to enjoy for years to come.”