Catherine Fookes, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Monmouthshire, met with volunteers who have been instrumental in restoring Bailey Park's gardens.

At Bailey Park in Abergavenny, Ms Fookes met with Judith Vicary, Chair of Friends of Bailey Park, and volunteers, alongside Park County Councillor Tudor Thomas, to learn about their volunteer work. The Friends got to work fifteen years ago. Their efforts have resulted in several beautiful gardens: a sensory garden, a rockery, a sunken garden, an orchard, and six main flower beds. Catherine Fookes said, "Bailey Park is bursting with colour; the gardens serve as a shining example of what can be accomplished when a community comes together. The Friends have done an exceptional job in beautifying the Park, and I recommend joining them; not only will you be doing your bit to enrich the town, but I can guarantee that you will learn a thing or two from a team of people brimming with gardening knowledge."