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UK: Police help transform overgrown allotment into peaceful community garden

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Durahm Police help transform overgrown allotment into peaceful community garden in Deneside, Seaham.

“Anti-social behaviour has gone right down. There is a real community spirit now. That was always our aim.”

The Northern Echo
Aug 4, 2017

Excerpt:

PCSO Aimee Guest, who works closely with DAG, said: “They have completely transformed the overridden area into a peaceful oasis for the community.

“They continue to inspire me by their initiative and drive to create change for the good of the local people. I am extremely proud. It can now become the heart of the estate. It is open to all.”

Group members Durham Police Chief Constable Mike Barton and fellow officers, the mayor of Seaham, and Seaview Primary schoolchildren attended the official opening.

Seaham mayor Sonia Forster, said: “It is fantastic. It brings back memories of my childhood in Deneside where I was brought up on vegetables from the greenhouse.

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