The most significant recent project has been the creation of the Hopton memorial garden in an area formerly known as the ‘cattle pound’ from historic times, from where a spectacular view towards Beacon Hill and Stafford can be enjoyed. The project was sponsored by the Staffordshire County Council community funding scheme following an application to our local Councillor, Len Bloomer. The funds were used to purchase a bench, constructed from local Sandon Park oak, and also plants for the garden surrounds. The clearing and planting work was carried out by our working group as well as installing a descriptive plaque and has been tastefully planted with appropriate varieties, and bordered by a post and rope boundary with stepped access from Hopton Lane.
In 2016 we recreated a rose bed on the village green, formerly covered in over-grown conifers. So pause a while in your stroll through Hopton, enjoying the scents of the roses in summer and rest on the refurbished bench nearby.