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This week residents of Woodlands Road in Rillington celebrated the opening of their new community centre garden.

The project was a collaborative effort between Rillington Primary School children and community members who had the opportunity to vote for their favourite designs, put forward by Year 6 pupils. The work was completed in late August and was sponsored by Yorkshire Housing. It features new seating, raised flowerbeds and an accessible walkway.

Deputy head teacher Lisa Ponter said: “We’ve been absolutely delighted to be involved in this project. Knowing they had an input in the garden design has brought a tremendous sense of achievement to the pupils.

Yorkshire Housing resident Malcolm Vipas said: “We enjoy looking after the garden and helping out. It’s good for the community for everyone to be involved. We hope the garden will help to make our centre a welcoming place for new people and other residents.”