RESIDENTS have been granted £360 to help keep their garden green.

Adactus Housing Association has awarded residents from Slackey Fold, Hindley Green a Green Grant to help spruce up their outdoor space.

The Leigh-based housing provider has awarded more than £15,000 to groups across the north west for residents to purchase items such as garden furniture, plants, shrubs, raised planters, solar lights and garden sheds.

Slackey Fold resident Alicia Foy said: “Everyone has worked really hard over a number of years to improve the communal space.

“We have created a fantastic garden that incorporates a vegetable patch, bird feeders, nesting boxes, outdoor seating areas and an array of beautiful flowers and plants.

“The garden is an asset to the scheme and everyone enjoys spending time in their surroundings.”

The grant has enabled the residents to create a decking area, re-plant pots and save water by using a more economical watering system.

Lindsay Greenhalgh, Adactus’ neighbourhood development officer, said: “Residents spend a lot time and expense improving their gardens and neighbourhoods, so it is important we recognise them for all their hard work.

“Slackey Fold is an excellent example of what residents’ hard work can achieve and it is fantastic we are able to continue our support of their scheme.”