The garden area of the United Church was an underused area in the heart of the town. With support of both land owners, businesses and partners, the space has been transformed into an accessible seating area with a community garden and bandstand. The bench forms part of this amazing transformation of the Church Square and the project was recently successful in winning the ‘East Suffolk high street of the year award’.
Phillip Edwards, trustee of Leiston Community Land Trust, said: “We are very grateful to the Lovell and Flagship team for their support in providing the benches. The benches are key to allowing people to spend time in Church Square and enjoy a rest or listen to the music in the Bandstand.”
Sasha Bainbridge, partnerships director at Lovell, said: “The Community Land Trust aims to work with local partners, businesses and the community to bring about positive change for Leiston and it is incredible to see the transformation of the Church Square area. Leiston is such a lovely part of Suffolk near the coast and Saxmundham and Aldeburgh, and we are proud to have played a small part in the transformation of the Church Square area by joining forces with Flagship to support the project and give something back to the local community, which we hope will be enjoyed for many years.”
Lisa Davis, Developments Project Manager at Flagship Homes, said: “When Leiston Community Land Trust approached us with the idea of creating a community garden in the centre of Leiston, we knew it was a project we wanted to support. We’re grateful to have jointly donated a bench in partnership with Lovell, because we really love the idea of the garden. It will help create a lovely environment for the community to enjoy and will be a great benefit to the town.”
More information on the new development at Leiston will be announced soon.
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