Stoke & Staffordshire

Waste ground to be 'transformed' into community garden

The garden
Image caption The garden is due to open in late July

A piece of waste ground in Stafford has been earmarked to become a community garden for local people.

Plans have been drawn up for the strip of land near a community centre in Highfields as part of a Prince's Trust project.

The designs include bird tables, bat boxes and a recycling area.

Local schoolchildren will be asked to pick a name for the new garden which is being financed by a government fund to help community projects.

Stafford Borough Council said a number of organisations were involved in the project with the garden due to be officially opened in late July.

Councillor Frank Finlay, cabinet member for environment and health, said: "It's a great example of partnership working. The support from so many organisations has helped get this project off the ground and will give something wonderful back to the community."

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