Community wardens are rooted in local gardening group

Thursday, 19 May, 2022

wardens by treeGreen fingered Community Wardens have been giving a helping hand to New Roots Gardening Club, assisting them with planting the beds at Milngavie Community Centre and Library – it looks blooming marvellous!

Not only have the wardens been helping to bring colour to the flower beds, they have also been getting to know the local residents who attend the club. 

New Roots Gardening Club is run by the Local Area Coordinators (LAC) at East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) for individuals aged 14 or over who have a diagnosis on the Autistic Spectrum and/or learning disability.  The gardening club is one of the many activities LACs offer to assist isolated people to become part of the community and make a positive difference. 

One of the Community Wardens who has been working with the gardening club said, “One of the things I most enjoy about my job as a Community Warden is getting to know local residents and working with them to make East Dunbartonshire a place we can all feel proud to live and work in. 

“I’m extremely enthusiastic about gardening, so I thoroughly enjoyed working with the New Roots Gardening Club – they are a great team and I learned a lot from them.  The club has projects in the pipeline in other areas of East Dunbartonshire and I hope to help out with them again in the not too distant future.”

Community Wardens in East Dunbartonshire provide a variety of services across the area.  From assisting with foodbank deliveries to delivering Friday night football sessions for young people in Lennoxtown and Milton of Campsie, the team use their expertise to improve the lives of people in our communities.

Depute Chief Executive, Ann Davie, said, “It is a common misconception that our Community Wardens work solely in dealing with public disorder issues such as anti-social behaviour, illegal parking or dog fouling; the team has many more strings to its bow.  Their recent participation with the New Roots Gardening Club has not only been of benefit to the club members and our colleagues in HSCP, but also to those who live in Milngavie and enjoy the beautiful floral display they have assisted in creating.  Our Community Wardens are a fantastic asset to our workforce who use their many skills and talents to benefit the lives of local people in a variety of ways.”

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