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Willow Garden Project Wins Makeover Fit for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

9 may 2012
The Willow Garden Project in Lancashire is set to throw a dazzling Diamond Jubilee party to celebrate their newly transformed allotment after being picked as the Northern winner of the Veolia Environmental Services Clean Sweep for Britain competition in association with The People. 

Pamela Laird and Paula Ireland entered the project to help transform their community allotment into a space for people with disabilities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of gardening. They need help creating a sheltered area with lights and music, an area for a raised fish pond and water features surrounded with aromatic herbs and plants. 

The winners will now have a team of Veolia experts and volunteers to help transform the space. Then to top it all off the project will receive a party on the Diamond Jubilee weekend to celebrate in style! 

Ian Williams, Regional Director at Veolia Environmental Services commented “The Willow Garden Project is a very worthy recipient of the Clean Sweep for Britain competition. We have an army of Veolia volunteers raring to go to transform this allotment into a special area that everyone can enjoy.”

Pamela Laird from the Willow Garden Project was thrilled when she found out they had won saying “This is amazing news for the project! The Clean Sweep makeover will really help bring the allotment to life and we are so happy to be on board!”

The Clean Sweep for Britain competition invited communities from up and down the country to nominate an area of land that was in need of some TLC. Four regional winners were chosen by judges one from the North, the Midlands, the South and London. All finalists will also receive a party over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend. For more information join in the conversation @VeoliaUK #CleanSweep.