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New nautical-themed garden opens on Canvey
5:40pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
A NAUTICAL-THEMED garden has been officially opened to the public breathing a new lease of life into Canvey seafront.
Councillors Janice Payne and Joan Liddiard, who represent Canvey South ward, have spent £2,000 sprucing up an unused piece of land near Concord beach, transforming the area into a new community garden.
The Lifeguard Gardens, off Eastern Esplanade, will provide a colourful setting to the plaques already in place there which commemorate the lives of two of the island’s longest-serving lifeguards, Terry Nunn and Allan Aldridge.
A rowing boat, filled with seasonal flowers takes centre stage in the new garden after it was donated to the project from a house in Thorney Bay Road.
Picnic tables and benches will also be installed to provide a spot for families to gather in the summer months.
Mrs Payne said: “We are absolutely over the moon to see it actually come to fruition.
“It certainly has brightened the area up a lot, which is what we really wanted to achieve, and it’s in the perfect location because motorists can also view it from the road as they drive past.”