Garden is Bill's tribute
A NEW community garden at Wallace Road Flats in Bodmin has been dedicated to Bill Dawe, a former North Cornwall district councillor who died last year.
Residents have worked with Cornwall Housing Ltd and Bodmin police's neighbourhood team to transform an unused bin area into the secluded garden.
The area had previously been plagued by persistent fly-tipping which caused residents a nuisance and annoyance.
Mark Kelly, from Cornwall Housing Ltd, said: "Tenants Graham Ford, Stuart Campbell, Katie Mills and Mike Ellis have transformed the area into a place where they can now relax with their families in a safe and clean environment.
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"The area has in the past been subject to incidents of antisocial behaviour, but with support from tenants and residents Cornwall Housing Ltd, Devon and Cornwall Police and other partners, the incidents of antisocial behaviour have not reoccurred and have been dealt with effectively. A lot of time and commitment has been worth it."
Mr Ford said: "The garden will be in memory of a well-respected and devoted member of the Bodmin community, Bill Dawe.
"He dedicated over 40 years of his life to the district council and local area but sadly passed away on November 5, 2012.
"He was loved by the tenants, and they wished to say one last thank you to a man who will be deeply missed."