A Leicestershire MP has praised the work of Rotary in helping to renovate a rundown part of Lutterworth.
Alberto Costa, who is MP for South Leicestershire, was speaking at the opening of the renovated Narrows Gardens off Market Street before The Original Factory Shop.
He said, “It is nice to feel in the midst of a fierce national debate about Brexit, that we don’t lose sight of developments that mean something directly to the people in our own Lutterworth.”
Alberto was there to inspect the work the Rotary Lutterworth had put into reviving a formerly neglected area linking Market Street and George Street, through to the library and Lutterworth’s two major supermarkets.
The area had fallen into a sad and overlooked state, but following extensive debris clearance, weed treatment, the additional of over 10 tons of topsoil and compost, weed membrane, at least 40 plants and slate shale topping, the area now looks much more welcoming.
It will improve even more over the coming years as the plants establish themselves, and it should prove a useful amenity for the town.
The work was funded by Rotary Lutterworth, as well as The Rotary Foundation.
Sally Hollis, the club’s President-Elect, said that they were pleased to do something for the local community who continue to support their fundraising events.
The work itself was done by members of the club.
At a short ceremony, the event was witnessed by Tony Hirons on behalf of Brian Poulter the Town Mayor, Dorothy Greaves, who was instrumental in triggering this work, and Sheila Chambers of the Craft Shop who had previously worked on the area.
Other attendees were Rotarians and friends of Rotary who had all played a part in seeing the project through to completion.
Meanwhile, Rotary Lutterworth has just donated £1500 to Epilepsy Action following its annual Lutterworth Rotary Big Bike Ride.
Neil Green of Neil Green Catering, are the main sponsors of the ride, and he attended a meeting of Rotary Lutterworth Rotary to collect a cheque which will help fund the work of Epilepsy Action.
Neil has been a long-term supporter of the charity, has done much fund raising himself and was the catalyst for Lutterworth Rotary Club taking up the cycling event which, in 2018, attracted 600 cyclists and raised £6,000 for a number of good causes.