Residents in Warbreck have demonstrated that grassroots work can pay dividends
They have taken ownership of a green space, which has lain derelict for 30 years at the rear of their homes at Warbreck and Endborne Roads and turned it into a community facility.
In a community day in partnership with Riverside, Plus Dane, the city council’s Neighbourhood Services and Neighbourhood Action Team and local councillor they cleared the land of years of debris and cut the grass.
They also made and hung hanging baskets on the rear walls of the properties and stocked up planters around the green space. Play activities, face painting, and craft activities took place and ideas were discussed about future events and the potential for improvements such as raised beds to grow food and planting fruit trees as well as play activities.
Local councillor Ann O’Byrne said; “The residents were delighted with the day and are already planning a Summer community barbecue. It was another great partnership event in the ward that bought the community together and creates a safe space for children and families to play and come together as a community”.