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UK: Greater Manchester convicted criminals have totally transformed overgrown community garden

Before and after – The lost garden in Weaste, Salford.

Beneath they found benches, raised flower beds and a smart cobbled alley.

By Neal Keeling
Manchester Evening Post
Mar 22, 2017

Excerpt:

Grafting for three days, a group of offenders on the Community Payback scheme have shifted four tonnes of rubbish to reveal a backstreet oasis.

The small garden with benches was created for elderly residents in the Weaste area to meet and chat.

But it became a neglected eyesore and disappeared under a decade’s worth of rubbish.

Five young men and a supervisor have cleared the site which was covered by overgrown brambles and shrubs, and rubbish left by flytippers.

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