Tips: Dave Smith, RSPB West Cumbria group leader LEANNE BOLGER
Tips: Dave Smith, RSPB West Cumbria group leader LEANNE BOLGER
Sociable: A coffee and chat group at the library attending the event LEANNE BOLGER
Sociable: A coffee and chat group at the library attending the event LEANNE BOLGER

A GARDEN party with a difference brought a community together as residents swapped tools, plants and advice in a celebration of sustainability.

The afternoon event was held at Millom Library, in St George’s Terrace, to give people the chance to drop off gardening items they no longer want or need and take home something more useful.

Organised by Cumbria County Council, there was also a range of stands at the ready to offer a wealth of information as well as handmade products for sale.

Those attending were also able to take some time to chat, share tips and get to know fellow Millom residents over a hot drink, with all proceeds going to the Millom First Responders Group.

Ian Movatt, community services officer at Millom Library, said the afternoon had been extremely well attended.

He said: “This is the first event of its kind held at the library and it was a real success, people seemed to really enjoy it.