BARRY Community Garden has bagged £2,000 from a Tesco funding scheme and the process of bringing its woodwork project to life has now begun.

A four-week training programme is taking place at the garden, which is managed by Newydd Housing Association and owned by the Vale council, to allow local people to learn how to build a range of products including benches, planters and bird boxes.

Working in partnership with Eggseeds, this course will also allow volunteers to sell some of the items to create a much needed income for the garden.

Barry Community Garden manager, Lisa Williams said: “We are thrilled to have received this award and we’re looking forward to working with Sam Holt of Eggseeds who will deliver the training to members of the public as well as our volunteers.

"We urge people to contact us as soon as they can to take part in this fabulous course as places are limited.”

Tesco launched its Bags of Help funding initiative early this year with help from Groundwork, which sees grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects every month.

To find out more about the course which takes place throughout March, contact Lisa Williams on or call 07501 468694.