Garden brightens up city corner

Unveiling of the George Street Community Corner with residents and pupils from Wakefield City Academy.Front L-R Jason Heywood (M&S),Kay Coxon (Groundwork),Val Kripp (Groundwork) and Chris Croxall (WDH)
Unveiling of the George Street Community Corner with residents and pupils from Wakefield City Academy.Front L-R Jason Heywood (M&S),Kay Coxon (Groundwork),Val Kripp (Groundwork) and Chris Croxall (WDH)

A NEW community garden has been created in a forgotten part of the city.

Teenagers from Wakefield City Academy worked with professional stone carver Dan Brown and environmental charity Groundwork to create Community Corner on George Street.

The area includes seating and stone sculptures and was paid for through Marks and Spencer’s carrier bag charging scheme and Wakefield and District Housing.

Kay Coxon, of Groundwork, said: “George Street Community Corner makes the area look so much tidier and brightens up this little corner of Wakefield no end.”

“The project has been a great success and I am so pleased with the finished result.”

Pupils also learned about climate change issues and the impact they have on the environment.