Walled Garden needs your vote

Members of the Walled Garden scheme in Ripon.
Members of the Walled Garden scheme in Ripon.

Members of Ripon’s Walled Garden scheme are urging the public to vote for it in a bid for community funds from Lloyds Bank.

The Ripon Community Link group has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Harrogate district and has the chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Lindsay Tanner, Chief Executive of the social enterprise, said: “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to Ripon Walled Garden, enabling us to develop this special, local resource to be accessible and attractive to families, a place where people can spend time, feeling welcome and relaxed.

“This is an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of many in Ripon and the surrounding area, including children, young people and their families. Please vote for Ripon Walled Garden to benefit from the community fund award.”

The Walled Garden supports people with learning disabilities to bring their contributions to the garden’s business and customers. If successful, it will use the Lloyds Bank Community Fund money to provide interactive, multi-sensory facilities for learning, play and interest in view of the new café and around the site.

This will enable the Walled Garden to become a place of respite and relaxation for families where children will differing needs and interests can play and learn safely.

Cast your vote by visiting http://communityfund.lloydsbank.com/communityfund/ or the bank’s branches in Ripon, Harrogate or Catterick. Voting closes on Friday, October 10.