NOVEMBER 9 saw the long awaited opening of the Rural Well-being Garden at Salters Hill's Falcon Lane location.

The garden funded by Tesco Bags of Help has taken a year to plan, build and plant up.

The Tesco funding enabled Salters Hill to build an activity area, sensory garden, vegetable plot and wildflower meadow with the aim of creating a space in rural Herefordshire where disabled and vulnerable people can feel safe, take exercise, enjoy a garden, grow and eat local produce in their own community.

Seventy people from the local community attended this showcase event who toured the new garden facilities and were treated to homemade soup and bread.

The garden opening ceremony culminated with the cutting of the ribbon which was performed by Tom Fleming from Keepers Cottage assisted by Sharon Bricknell from the Ledbury Tesco Store, Mrs Elaine Fieldhouse, the Mayor of Ledbury and Kevin Salter, Regional Director at Salters Hill.

Kevin thanked Tesco and everyone that had been involved and who had helped to make the project a success. He explained that the garden area will provide welcome additional facilities to those that attend the charity now, provide resources to further develop the services that the charity provide for the future, as well as a safe environment to enjoy the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.