GREEN-fingered volunteers turned out in force on the weekend, ready to get stuck in to giving the town Water Gardens a much-needed makeover.

The Keeping Gardens Beautiful (KGB) project, set up by deputy mayor and county councillor Stephen Joseph, aims to breathe new life into the gardens, which have become an “eyesore” in recent years.

More than 20 volunteers, aged from four to 78, have already signed up for the project, which will see local people ‘taking ownership’ of the gardens, and bringing them back to their former glory.

Cllr Joseph said he was thrilled with the turn-out, and was glad to see people of all ages getting involved.

He added that Pembrokeshire County Council have now supplied locally grown hard woods to replace all the current rotted softwood, included seating around the amphitheatre, bridges, steps into the gardens and picnic benches.

The authority will also fixing the lighting and water pumps, so the seven-tier waterfall and pond area can be restored.

Cllr Joseph thanked TBS, who will be donating a skip for the project, and LBS Builders Merchants, Pembroke Dock, which has donated gloves, tools, wheelbarrows and buckets.

Staff at South Hook LNG have promised to help out later this year, and Milford Haven PCSO Laura Galdo will also be rolling up her sleeves.

The KGB will be meeting at the Water Gardens on the Rath again this Saturday (July 19), at 1pm, and anyone wanting to help or find out more should go down and say hello.