New community garden planned on site surrounded by hoarding

Rose Street Garden Todmorden
Rose Street Garden Todmorden

A TEMPORARY community garden will soon be sprouting in Rose Street, Todmorden.

It will make a welcome change to the hoarding surrounding the site for the last two years due to flood alleviation work.

The garden scheme is being managed by Todmorden Town Centre Renaissance Board and Incredible Edible Todmorden is planning a demonstration area in the garden to showcase edible planting techniques.

Fruit trees will be planted and wildflower seeding will create a vibrant display of meadow flowers throughout the summer.

Seating will be provided by Todmorden Town Council and schoolchildren will create artwork for the site.

When the site is redeveloped, many of the trees and plants will be able to be reused elsewhere.

Calderdale Council’s Head of Regeneration, David Moore, said the authority was working with its partners on a long-term project to regenerate the town centre.

“In the meantime, the temporary community garden will breathe life into the previously unused area,” he said.

“It is hoped the town centre regeneration will include new retail and local business opportunities and a place for people to gather and hold events.”