The Green City Action DIG team have just completed a project to replace the rotten benches on Carwood Green. The public spaces on the Carwood estate are run down and poorly maintained. The benches, installed when the estate was built in the mid 1970s were made using second hand railway sleepers which have rotted and been vandalised over the years.
Working with Carwood TARA, and with support from Sheffield Homes, we removed the old timbers and replaced them with new treated soft wood sleepers and volunteers helped to dig over the shrub beds. The work has transformed the look of Carwood Green and inspired residents to seek further funds to continue the work of improving their local environment.
Our ‘Britain in Bloom’ project which includes community events to make up and distribute hanging baskets has produced 430 baskets this year. Carwood residents took 118 of these and many went to our OAPs’ garden project participants. So good gardening!