In 2005, after receiving financial assistance, work commenced on St Peters Churchyard, the only green space within the centre of the town, to transform this derelict space into a beautiful, peaceful haven to be used by residents and visitors to the town. During the renovations an usual tomb, surrounded by railings, was discovered and restored with the aid of grant funding. The tomb belonged to a member of one of Maldon’s renown historical families. Edward Bright was the “Fat Man of Maldon” and a sculpture depicting him can be seen in the Kings Head Courtyard.
Continued improvements have been taking place throughout the year. These include the installation of interpretation and notice boards and the placement of memorial benches and planters.
In June 2009, as a community project, students training with the Blackwater Vocational Project planted the central flower beds after being re-deigned to improve the all year around colour of the garden.