A JUBILEE garden in Wivenhoe has been given a £5,000 boost by Colchester Borough Homes.

The town council has been given the cash towards the project, which will help them with start up costs.

Work has already begun on one part of the garden, which will be dedicated to wildlife, while the second part will form a commemorative area for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The garden is on a piece of land by the King George V playing fields and the Royal Mail office in Wivenhoe.

Town mayor Robert Needham said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this money from Colchester Borough Homes and it has been a real boost to the whole exercise, as we need start up money to get us going.

“We have been working for some time on this project and the biggest task has been raising funds for it.

“A lot of our money from other sources is reliant upon us securing start up money so this has helped us considerably.

“On June 4 we should be able to at least celebrate the wildlife garden and look forward to the permanent structures in the jubilee part.”

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