Peasedown appeal for new volunteer gardeners

  Posted: 11.06.21 at 08:53 by The Editor

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Peasedown St John’s new community centre is appealing for volunteers to come forward to help look after its outside spaces.

The Hive, located on Bath Road next to the village Primary School, opened earlier this year and has proven to be a big hit with people living locally.

Home to the village’s Post Office, Community Library and the new Swallow Café, the building also benefits from having lots of outside space.

Joy Fraser, Chair of the Hive Management Committee, said: “There is so much going on at the Hive. In the building, all under one roof, you’ll find the village Post Office, Community Library and SWALLOW Café.

"Outside there are also plenty of opportunities to be creative with the space we have. As well as mowing and strimming, ideas already put forward include vegetable patches, small allotments, flower beds, raised beds, attractive seating areas and tree planting.

"What we’re looking for is a group of volunteers – who have a passion for gardening – to come and get stuck in! The time requirement would be half a day a week or fortnight.”

Managers at The Hive made the most of the recent lockdown by decorating, renovating and installing new facilities in the building and the refurbishment will continue over the coming months.

“If you’d like to volunteer as a gardener, please get in touch”, added Joy.

Available for public use at the centre are: the art room, ideal for individuals, art lessons and other creative activities: the sports hall for badminton, basketball, exercise, fitness and dance classes: the outdoor sports court for walking football, training etc. and the brand-new Acacia Room – a multipurpose conference and meeting space for workshops and private hire, and an ideal space for children’s parties.

For more details about The Hive Community Centre (located next to Peasedown St John Primary School on Bath Road, BA2 8DH) and to volunteer, visit their website at, call 01761 360021 follow them on Facebook at

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