Work to start on £10,000 community garden at Magherafelt

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A £10,000 windfall is set to regenerate the Killowen estate in Magherafelt as work gets underway to create a community garden.

Work will start this month in transforming an overgrown plot of land on the estate, which has been handed over to the community association by the Housing Executive.

The plot was cleared before Christmas by young people who undertook voluntary work in their community as part of the Prince’s Trust programme. Landscapers were due to move on site this week.

The Killowen Drive work will include paving being laid and 20 different species of trees planted with a seating area provided for elderly residents.

Timber pergolas will also be built, curved lawns created and trees will be planted to attract wildlife, especially birds, with bird boxes and feeders to be positioned on newly planted trees.