Gardens get a makeover

A piece of land in Walton which was plagued by anti-social behaviour has been given a makeover.

A community planting day was held in Broomfield Gardens involving residents, young people, Riverside’s Your Place, the city council’s neighbourhood action team and neighbourhood officers and community payback.

Local Councillor Ann O’Byrne also took part in the day. She said: “This was an area where there were problems with criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, I was contacted by residents about this and we were able to get the issues resolved.

“But the local people did not want it to stop there  – they have pride in their neighbourhood and they wanted to brighten up this area so we had a very successful planting day.”

 Young people created stunning planters of winter flowers and heathers to last until the Spring planting session; the area was weeded; benches were installed;
 trees are being fitted with solar lights and   garages have been repainted by community payback team

Local resident Lynn Seals said: “We are delighted with the results and everybody is now  enthusiastic  about keeping the area looking clean and green. We are nowcommunity payback planning a Christmas event as well as summer BBQs and even more planting days!”

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