Kynaston Gardens re-opens to public after revamp
A community gardens has re-opened to the public after being renovated by Hackney Council.
The Friends of Kynaston Gardens secured £84,000 funding with help from the Council and charity Groundwork, to improve the little green treasure in Stoke Newington.
The gardens, off Kynaston Avenue, had suffered from anti-social behaviour, including graffiti and people drinking alcohol.
The new design for the park includes food plots for local people and schools, wild flowers to improve biodiversity, and a new play area for children.
More than 200 people attended an opening ceremony on Sunday.
It is fantastic that the park has reopened for the community. The opening day shows how loved this space is, and I am so pleased that people can once again use the park on a daily basis.
Dan Stevenson, of the Friends group, said: “After years of hard work, Kynaston Gardens is finally open to the community.
“The launch event on Sunday afternoon was an amazing success with hundreds of people from the local community attending and a great band, Section 11 from Hackney, providing the tunes.
"Thanks to the grants that we've raised, the gardens now look fantastic and are open for business - to be used by the community in Stoke Newington.