Volunteers move in to spruce up an open space in Bognor

Tidy up - Helen Wilson, senior community parks officer, joined by her team at Hothamton Sunken Gardens. '''C120066-1 Bog Sunken  Photo Louise Adams
Tidy up - Helen Wilson, senior community parks officer, joined by her team at Hothamton Sunken Gardens. '''C120066-1 Bog Sunken Photo Louise Adams

AN ACTION day showcased the changes to a hidden Bognor Regis open space.

The event showed how the town centre Sunken Gardens had been made more inviting.

Work by Bognor Community Gardeners, linked to the Big Love charity, and Arun District Council has tackled overgrown shrubs and painted benches.

Sergeant Rachel Glenton, of Bognor police station, said: “There has been a history of anti-social problems here and we want to make the area suitable for what it should be used for – for the public to enjoy.”

Arun senior community parks officer Helen Wilson said the 15 volunteer gardeners had been at the gardens at least four times a month since last November. “We want people to come along.”