The space for peace sits in Dunwood Park’s Railway Garden and is the brainchild of Shaw and Crompton Parish Council Peace Champion Cllr Angie Farrell.
It will form part of the community growing hub which was set up by Amanda Wright, owner of Café Mandels, and social enterprise Right Opportunities.
The Parish Council has committed to doing one project annually after taking the Pledge to Peace last year with Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum.
Cllr Farrell said: “I thought this would be an ideal thing to do and something everyone can use all year around.”
The garden will also feature a new Peace Pole kindly donated by Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum after the previous one in Dunwood Park was removed due to vandalism. Richard Outram and Maria Ellis, from the Forum, delivered the Peace Pole, which is inscribed with ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ in English, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew.
The hub is open every Wednesday from 6.30pm when all are welcome to come down to volunteer, enjoy the space, walk around the labyrinth, and sit in the peace garden.
Anyone wishing to volunteer or offer donations for the peace garden can contact Cllr Angie Farrell: call 07789 716 097 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org