Sheffield scouts tidy up gardens on city estate

Scouts help tidy gardens in Shiregreen, Sheffield

Scouts help tidy gardens in Shiregreen, Sheffield

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A project to revamp gardens on a Sheffield estate has been deemed a blooming success thanks to help offered by city scouts.

Members of the 231st Sheffield Scout Group gave up their time to transform the gardens of residents who struggle to maintain them.

Scouts help tidy gardens in Shiregreen, Sheffield

Scouts help tidy gardens in Shiregreen, Sheffield

Sanctuary Housing, which provides homes on the estate, paid for equipment used by the scouts as part of the annual garden adoption day scheme in Shiregreen, which encourages local community groups to help tidy residents’ gardens.

The cash came from Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, which supports projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

Sophie Lejeune-Peggie, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “Previous garden adoption days were very popular with Shiregreen residents and the scouts, and this was something we wanted to turn into an annual project.

“These events make a positive difference to Shiregreen by allowing local groups to engage with residents on community-led projects in a friendly and open environment.”

Scout leader Danny Levick added: “The garden adoption was very rewarding and enjoyable.

“It’s great to see the work that we do benefiting the Shiregreen community – that’s what the scouts is all about.”

Sanctuary Housing has spent more than £100 million on upgrading homes in Shiregreen and tidying the area in projects involving local people in a bid to encourage them to take pride in their community.

Anyone interested in joining the 231st Sheffield Scout Group or finding out more can call Danny Levick on 07791 088048.

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