Cromer guerrilla gardener’s pitch pays tidy dividend

Guerrilla gardener Nigel Barrett (right) with Cromer Town Mayor Tim Adams, with the new lawnmower wh

Guerrilla gardener Nigel Barrett (right) with Cromer Town Mayor Tim Adams, with the new lawnmower which was bought with money raised via crowd funding. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Contributions have sprouted up to buy a lawn mower for Cromer's team of guerrilla gardeners.

Guerrilla gardener Nigel Barrett (right) with Cromer Town Mayor Tim Adams, with the new lawnmower wh

Guerrilla gardener Nigel Barrett (right) with Cromer Town Mayor Tim Adams, with the new lawnmower which was bought with money raised via crowd funding. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Nigel Barrett was overwhelmed with support when he issued a crowdfunding appeal on Facebook. Donations were soon being handed in North Lodge Park Tea Rooms in response. The £160 raised has paid for the mower which Mr Barrett has been using to cut the grass at the park's formerly neglected pitch and putt course. He said: 'I asked if anyone was willing to match fund the purchase of the mower and there was an overwhelming response. The seller let me have it for £150 which left a tenner for petrol.'

Set up last year by Nigel Barrett and Shane Scarff, the team are back in action targeting areas in need of a make over. Cromer mayor Tim Adams labelled the pair guerrilla gardeners, after the popular movement to re-green neglected public spaces.

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