Wasteland becomes Sheffield Scouts’ outdoor haven after overhaul

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A ‘wasteland’ used by fly-tippers has been transformed into a green space being used by Sheffield scouts.

The organisation’s headquarters in Shiregreen have been given the overhaul after it received grant money from Children In Need, and help from firm Holdsworth Landscapes.

The outside space has been given a vegetable patch, a seated amphitheatre and campfire circle, and a pond.

Scout leader Danny Levick said: “The land in Shiregreen was once rough wasteland used by fly-tippers. It is now a safe, manageable haven and an exciting place for the 100 young people who attend the scout group. The children are finally able to seek the fun, challenge and adventure of scouting on their doorstep in safety.

Jessica Arno, aged 12, said: “The new garden is amazing. It’s so cool what they have done in just a few weeks. I am really looking forward to camping on it next year!”

The 231st Sheffield Shiregreen Scout Group is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and is holding an open day on December 13 from 2pm to 5pm.