To symbolise the deal, English
Partnerships' Peterborough manager Roger Kendall was presented with £1 by
Peterborough City Council's community services committee chairman
Councillor Bob Burke and landscapes and recreation manager Simon Bothwell.
This weekend, (Sunday 11 June)
as part of Peterborough's Environment Week activities, a 'garden army' of
residents and other helpers plan to create a new community garden based on
designs produced by local school children.
"This deal secures an
important piece of open space for the benefit of local residents,"
said Councillor Burke.
Mr Kendall added: "The
Bluebell land has a long history as farmland and open space and was
acquired by Peterborough Development Corporation 30 years ago for the
construction of Soke Parkway during the New Town expansion programme.