Old school site turning over a new leaf

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HUNDREDS of trees have been planted at a former school site in Sheffield.

Residents living near the former Abbeydale Grange school extended a wood by planting over 400 trees given to them by the Woodland Trust.

Former pupils first planted young trees at the corner of Hastings Road and Abbeydale Road 20 years ago.

Mike Hodson, secretary of the Carter Knowle and Millhouses Community Group, said: “These new trees are really important. They will help to reduce the illegal levels of air pollution and traffic noise in the area. They will fill in a gap in the green corridor, be great for wildlife and provide a protective and attractive green border around the proposed new housing on the old school site.

“Above all, as they grow, they are going to look wonderful.”

Carter Knowle and Millhouses Community Group are working with Sheffield Council and other organisations to turn undeveloped parts of the site into a new park.