A volunteer clean-up of the sensory garden at Canon’s House respite care home for children in Devizes has helped transform it.

Seventeen people took part in clearing the overgrown garden on Saturday and bursar Jill Burry said that it had been a great effort. She said: “We had a great volunteer day for our big clean-up.

“We were fortunate to have a mini digger and driver donated for the day. The replanting and laying of grass will take another couple of months but the area now looks clean and tidy.”

The garden was built in 2002 in a campaign led by BBC Wiltshire Sound and presenter Graham Seaman was one of the volunteers on Saturday.

The clean-up was done in advance of the annual fete on Sunday, June 29, where there will be a scarecrow trail, plus The Major Wrecks, a martial arts demonstration, a raffle and other attractions. The fete runs from 1pm to 4pm.