14/09/21: East Harling Community Garden officially open and dedicated to local resident

The East Harling Community Garden has been officially opened to the public and dedicated to the memory of the late David Gee.

Mr Gee was a much-loved East Harling resident and keen gardener who served as the local parish clerk for over 40 years.

Cllr Roy Brame, Chairman of Breckland Council, commented at the opening ceremony: "David Gee was well loved and respected within the community, and I know he was heavily involved in all aspects of village community life. This garden will be an endearing and enduring legacy to his memory and his contribution to the Harling area and it's residents."

Rev Caryll Brown led prayers and a dedication service, acknowledging the wonderful work Mr Gee had conducted on behalf of residents, and his passion for helping others.

The garden has been developed by 6 hardworking local volunteers and funded by  local contributions. The new community garden also includes a seed exchange box for keen gardeners to share fruit and vegetable seeds.

A large crowd of residents, including local Councillors and Mr Gee's family attended this heartfelt dedication ceremony to a beloved and missed local resident. East Harling Parish Council are extremely proud of the amazing garden transformation situated in the heart of the community, and the wonderful volunteers who helped the area bloom for residents.

The new community garden is situated just off Market Street, East Harling, next to Pepper's Tea Room and a community play space.

Last updated: 14/09/2021 13:36:30