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Church unveils new features

Sunday 19th September 2010 (Andrew Griffiths)

From the Uttoxeter Post & Times
UTTOXETER MP Andrew Griffiths arrived in style to cut the ribbon to mark the completion of a village church’s facelift.

He turned up at All Saints in Church Leigh on board a pony and trap.

He was accompanied by Uttoxeter mayor David Brookes, as around 300 villagers turned up for a service of dedication.

The Big Lottery Funds Changing Spaces initiative provided the £25,000 towards repairing worn-down footpaths.

The bulk of the money has been used to introduce a wild flower and sensory garden in the churchyard.

The garden has been split into four sections, which will be tended by pupils at the village’s All Saints First School.

Church warden John Carter, aged 65, said: “The sensory garden is something that will last for many, many years.”

Andrea Kenny, headteacher, said: “The project will benefit all of our 53 children.”

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