On Tuesday 9th July, we officially opened ‘Cadet’s Corner’, a small piece of scrubland in our garden which had been transformed into a sensory haven thanks to the Wiltshire police cadets.
This new space includes a water feature, herbs and colourful flowers and was named ‘Cadets Corner’ thanks to the vital help we received. It took nine days to transform this area of the garden with the cadets graciously giving up their time during the Easter holidays to help us out. We thought it was only right that we should hold an official opening so we could thank the cadets properly.
On the day, we were delighted to welcome the Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Mcpherson, Lady Gooch and her husband Lord Arthur Gooch, Head of Crime Prevention Sonja Leith, The Mayor of Bradford on Avon Cllr Simon McNeill-Ritchie, PC Charly Chilton and PC Lee Pelling alongside residents, staff and the cadets.
It was a wonderful afternoon for the whole community and showed just what we can achieve when we all come together. Our residents are thrilled to have somewhere new and so tranquil to spend their time outside.
Libby Miles, our client services manager, and Julie Adcock, leisure and wellness coordinator said: “We would like to express our gratitude to the cadets for all of their hard work, praise them for their dedication to the project and for their kindness and consideration to the residents.”
The garden was officially opened by Angus Macpherson and Trowbridge Cadet of the Year, Harvey Pugh. We were also presented with a special piece of artwork made by Cadet Nicole Medin to be hung in one of our communal areas for our residents to enjoy.