Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alley Pals Dig in to Create a Neighbourhood Oasis

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alley Pals Dig in to Create a Neighbourhood Oasis

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A GROUP of residents have turned a simple alleyway into their very own colourful oasis.

The Mackenzie Parkin Alley Pals have transformed the alley they share as neighbours on Mackenzie Street, Parkin Street and Pink Bank Lane, in Longsight, into an environmentallyfriendly and sociable hub for everyone who lives locally to enjoy.

Through planting, weeding and regular clean-ups, the family-orientated group has created and maintained a space for residents to interact, with events, blooming flowers, hanging baskets and benches, many of which have been decorated by local children.

Jane Hardy has been involved in the project for more than a decade. She said: "It's a long alley and it does take a lot of effort to keep it looking how we want it, so to get it to where it is now shows our pride in the area. …

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