“Desperate” need for new volunteers to maintain Wem Millennium Green

THE Trustees of Wem Millennium Green are looking for new members to join the group.

The green was officially opened on Aston Street in December 2001, after Wem successfully won a grant from the Millennium Commission.

The goal behind the commission was to celebrate the turn of the millennium by creating a number of green spaces across the country that could not be built on for 1,000 years.

There have been 230 nationwide awards and Wem won one of them successfully, allowing the old cemetery to become Millennium Green.

Two decades later, the volunteers who maintain the site are looking for new members to continue the work.

Phil Moyse, chairman of the board, says the group is “desperate” for new volunteers with green fingers.

“Our beautiful green was officially opened on Thursday, December 6, 2001,” said Phil.

“A formidable team of administrators and unpaid volunteers, led by President Linda Etherington, have succeeded in converting this dilapidated area into a public space, which can be used for a peaceful time of relaxation and reflection, there are benches generously donated by city businesses and local council organizations.

“It offers an open public space that differs from others in the city by its atmosphere of tranquility is an ideal place to have a picnic and / or organize a function.

“It is owned by the people of Wem and is administered on their behalf by a group of administrators.

“Administrators welcome the use of green by local groups and are pleased that commercial companies are leasing the facilities.

“Maintaining the Millennium Green Garden is a vital part that needs to be taken care of, we are desperately looking for some of you with green thumbs to join our volunteer group.

“If you want to become an administrator or a volunteer, help us to preserve this beautiful region, please contact me on 01939 233533 or by email philipmoyse7@gmail.com”