Alliance Youth Works
"Wood sculptures and children's play area in the park. The Secret Garden has a fish pond with Koi Fish; greenhouse with birds and tropical plants; herb garden; kiddie play area, Bonsai trees, Topiary Plant Maze and seating areas; vending machine; toilets and carpark"
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AYW have been present at Edenvilla Park since Februrary 2010. Each Monday and Friday a group of ten volunteers take part in a variety of activities which benefit the local biodiversity and their own health and well-being. The Council have given charge of 1/3 of an acre to develop into a wildlife garden.
This is an Alliance that works well, and is mirrored within Newry & Mourne, and Armagh District Council venues.
Aims and Objectives
> Working in partnership with Craigavon borough council.
> To create a public garden that is beneficial to all.
> To enhance the educational potential of the site to help local people, schools etc. gain a better understanding of the park, its importance to people and wildlife.
> Develop a sense of ownership and stewardship, which will result in greater respect for the site, a reduction in litter and anti-social behaviour.