The Royal Horticultural Society has granted £5,000 towards community gardening projects in Wallingford.

The Connected Communities Network Development grant will enable Wallingford Town Council, along with key partners Wild about Wallingford and Sustainable Wallingford, to lead on the formation of a town-wide network of growing projects.

A launch event is planned to develop this community network and understand what sort of support the community is looking for to help them manage their outdoor spaces.

To join in the conversation, those interested are encouraged to visit the Undercroft (under the Town Hall in the town centre) this Saturday (November 18) during the day.

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Scott Wells, Wallingford Town Council parks and estates manager said: “During our recent entry into the Britain in Bloom competition, I was impressed by the passion, knowledge, and dedication of all our community groups, with the assistance of this funding, we move onwards and upwards.”

Councillor Steve Holder, chair of parks, gardens, allotments and open spaces, said: “Our journey in the Britain in Bloom competition has been a testament to the collective passion, hard work, and dedication of our parks team and community groups. Together we have transformed Wallingford and we're excited to showcase our town's blooming success to the world."

If you look after a green space in Wallingford for community use, email councillor Steve Holder.