Fresh start for Bayswater community group

Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc chairwoman Pat Lim putting in the garden beds. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d472530
Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc chairwoman Pat Lim putting in the garden beds. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d472530

A BAYSWATER community group have made a “fresh start” at their new home after being “devastated” when Bayswater Council forced them to leave their premises of two years in Morley.

Council decided not to renew Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc’s (BCCSWGE) lease at the old Morley kindergarten site in Brand Place on July 31.

The group moved their community garden to the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club on August 1.

BCCSWGE chairwoman Pat Lim said the group would put 60 garden beds and 12 wooden garden beds for children and plant 30 frangipani trees in a disused bowling rink before their official opening on August 31.

Members could bring their own metal garden beds to the site.

Ms Lim said it was quite devastating to move from their old home because of the amount of work they put in growing vegetables and flowers.

“The difference between here and Brand Place is there is a much more friendly atmosphere here and we are well accepted,” she said.

“We will also promote the school holiday programs and we might look at after school care.

“It is a new start and I think having the bowling club with it, I think that could make a difference.”

Ms Lim said she hoped to attract more members to join the new community garden at the opening event.