WORK has started on a new memorial garden for pets in Sheffield.
Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley was joined by the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody and Darnall councillors Mary Lea, Harry Harpham and Mazher Iqbal in the garden at the Sheffield Animal Centre in Attercliffe.
The garden will provide a haven for wildlife and create a focal point for community relaxation, education and a peaceful space for remembering beloved pets.
The project, which should be finished by June, is being paid for by £21,518 from the Veolia Environmental Trust.
The area will include hedgerows, seating, new footpath, wildlife pond, wildflower beds, trees and an area for engraved plaques in memory of pets.