A TOWN CENTRE cafe is set to have its own sensory garden, with work currently underway to make it happen.

The garden is the idea of Momo's owner Claire Rigby, who set her sights on launching a quiet space in the small outside space attached to the community cafe on Westfield Street.

However with Claire being busy all year round she never had the time to make it happen....until lockdown.

She said: "Coronavirus has meant businesses closing, and with the kind of people we welcome into Momo's it wasn't suitable for us to open with restrictions as many with extra needs would not understand.

"Instead we stayed closed but got to work at making a sensory garden in the back for people to be able to access if they need a quiet space to relax.

"We got help from the National Lottery, Positive Life Workshops and Greentown CIC others to make it happen and we should be ready to open it in the next month.

"Many of our customers have special needs, and a quiet space can be a godsend to them particularly when they are finding a busy environment difficult.

"We want the space to have a theme of nature and light so beautiful flowers, dream catchers and perhaps a water feature as well as a covered seated area so it can still be accessed when the weather isn't great."