A GARDEN that has been lovingly created by volunteers from the local community has officially opened.

It has been created in the grounds of Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library, in Church Walk North, to provide a peaceful place for people of all ages to enjoy when they visit the library.

The garden, which was opened by the Mayor of Swindon, started two years ago and has involved Swindon Council, the local community and Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Community Primary School.

Volunteers worked together to transform the unused space from neglected land. The group acquired funding from Swindon Council and worked with Groundworks UK, an environmental action trust.

Children also got involved with planting and created a mosaic at the end of last summer as part of the Neighbourhood Wardens scheme. Coun Keith Williams, the cabinet member for highways, strategic transport and leisure, who is also responsible for libraries, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who have given up their time to create this wonderful garden, which is a great addition to Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library.

“I’m sure it will provide library users with the perfect space to unwind and relax while reading, especially in the summer months.”