Lancing’s Sensory Garden project wins award

LANCING’S Sensory Garden Project has won a regional award for the way it involved the local community throughout its creation.

The project won in the environment and culture category of the Towns Alive Awards, a competition run by the group Action for Market Towns.

One of the judges comments read: “With hyper-local sourcing, real community ownership, and a pride in high quality design and delivery, this project shows how communities can make ambitious changes to their public realm.”

The project’s designer, Lydia Schilbach, said she was really excited to be going to the awards ceremony.

“It’s absolutely amazing. We knew the project was special because it was community-led from start to finish.” Lydia said.

“It’s really quite unique in the area and country-wide and it’s about to be recognised.

“For that to happen in Lancing is something to be massively proud of.”

The project could be nominated as the overall regional winner, which would land it a place in the national competition.

Lydia said there had been a lot going on in Lancing to do with regeneration recently, but this project had been the first to emerge under the banner of Lancing Vision.