What is Tessier Gardens Friends Group?
The main reason for the setting up of the Friends of Tessier Gardens Group was to put together a committee who would work closely with the local authority and are consulted on many of the decisions relating to the upkeep of Tessier Gardens.
The first meeting of the TGFG was held in May 2007. A presentation on the Green Flag judging criteria’s for the award was given by Richard Taylor and Lindsay Evans representatives from Torbay Council Parks Department.
Many positive suggestions for the aims and objectives of a friends group were put forward by those present. A draft constitution proposal compiled and presented for approval.
Since then a chairman, secretary and treasurer have been elected, following minor amendments the constitution was adopted and the membership fee set at £2 per year. Membership cards designed and printed, posters notifying meeting dates circulated.
In 2007, the Tessier Gardens Friends Group was constituted with the aim of promoting and encouraging the protection, conservation, good environmental practice and sympathetic enhancement of TessierGarden.
Although TessierGarden is maintained by Torbay Council and its contractors, the group helps in many ways. Members have donated trees, spring bulbs, climbing roses and plants. The park, which is open daily, is unlocked at weekends and Bank Holidays by members who also take guided walks and keep a watchful eye over the garden.
The group, which meets four times a year, is open to everyone living in Torbay. New members are very welcome to join us in conserving this beautiful, peaceful green space. (It is not necessary to be physically active.)
Details of meetings can be found on the notice board inside the main gate.
Tessier Gardens as been awarded the Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag Award every year since 2007!