Taking home the title of ‘Best Community Garden 2022’ - the Pioneering Care Centre’s (PCC) thriving garden is a credit to those that maintain and develop it.
Aycliffe Town Councillor, Phillip Hawkins, and Steve Cooper, Works & Environment Manager, presented the award to green fingered volunteers, service users, trustees and staff, who were over the moon to be recognised in Great Aycliffe Town Council’s Garden Competition.
Carol Gaskarth, Chief Executive of the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), said: “I’m delighted to see our fantastic team that tend to the Community Garden recognised for their efforts and skills.
“To celebrate the occasion staff, volunteers and our Options members gathered in the Community Garden to reflect on the achievement and enjoy a catch up.
“The awarding certificate and shield is displayed with pride in our mall in the Pioneering Care Centre and the cheque of £100 will support future developments to the Community Garden.
“We’d like to thank Great Aycliffe Town Council for recognising and supporting our Community Garden.”
The PCC’s Community Garden is home to a selection of plants, fruit trees and vegetable planters – there really is something for everyone to enjoy and explore.