Makeover for eye-sore garden in Union Place

The Storm knitted garden in Union Place, Worthing
The Storm knitted garden in Union Place, Worthing

AN oasis of multi-coloured pleasure has been created out of a Worthing town centre eyesore.

People passing by the new garden feature in Union Place, stop to admire and take photographs of this unexpected dash of serendipity.

Yet, just a few months ago, this portion of borough council-owned land in front of the now-demolished police station social club was an overgrown weed patch used for illegal parking.

Then in strode dedicated gardeners from Worthing’s Storm Ministries, after obtaining permission from the council to give the site a long-overdue make-over.

Deputy council leader Bryan Turner told the Herald on Tuesday (August 21): “The council has to find £500,000 in savings from its gardens maintenance programme, and this sort of project is just the answer to help cut the council budget and bring pleasure to people.”

Many of Storm’s garden team are also street pastors, who help young people to get home safely after town centre nights out.