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Torquay residents enjoy garden party fun

6 August 2015

Torquay residents have celebrated the summer at an exciting garden party and found out more about local community support.

Fun garden party activities

Organised by Sanctuary Housing, in partnership with other local organisations, neighbours from Raleigh Close in Chelston went along to the garden party where they enjoyed a range of fun activities like plant pot decorating, chalk pavement art and an interactive drumming workshop.

The garden party also gave guests the chance to get up close and personal with animals from a travelling zoo, including giant snails, fluffy rabbits and Rocky the miniature cockerel.

Useful advice

Staff from Sanctuary were on hand at the garden party to offer useful advice and information to residents, along with representatives from Play Torbay, Dreamscheme Network Torbay, Devon and Cornwall Police, Torbay Community Development Trust, Imagine and Chelston Action Group.

Community-led projects

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager Lynne Roberts visited the event and said: “We would like to work with residents from Raleigh Close on community-led projects in the area that will be of real benefit, and this garden party was a great way of interacting with them in a more informal setting to listen to their ideas.

“There was a real sense of community spirit which was wonderful to see, and the lovely weather was very fitting for such a successful event.”

This event was part-funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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