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Unkempt Finsbury Park garden transformed into thriving allotment

PUBLISHED: 08:06 28 July 2013

Volunteers from Partners For Improvement in Islington and St Saviour’s Church standing proud

Volunteers from Partners For Improvement in Islington and St Saviour’s Church standing proud

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An unkempt old garden outside a church has been turned into much-needed allotments thanks to a community project.

The overgrown green in front of St Saviour’s Church, in Hanley Road, Finsbury Park, can now be used for growing veg and plants after green-fingered volunteers spent a hot day digging last month.

Partners for Improvement in Islington, who manage and maintain Islington Councils’ street properties, stumped up £3,500 for the scheme.

Canon David Bird, vicar of Tollington Parish which includes St. Saviour’s church, said: “I am delighted that so many people are responding positively to this wonderful project.”


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