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More volunteers needed at community garden to stop vandalism

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The group behind a new community garden is appealing for more volunteers to dig in to try and stop vandalism.Charleston Community Garden was established in Alice Street behind the high flats in Paisley as a focus for the community to gather.But Dot Finlay, chair of Charleston Tenants and Residents Association which received the funding to create the garden, said they are needing more volunteers in the hope it will curb vandalism at the site and encourage more people to use it.Don't miss the latest headlines from around Renfrewshire.

Sign up to our newsletters here.Dot thanked youngsters Toby and Amelia who have been helping out but said: “We desperately need volunteers, it is all being left to me and Nicola, another one of the residents.“Also we are experiencing some vandalism.

We’ve had our wee solar lights smashed, vegetables uprooted, part of the fencing broken and the water butt emptied.“We hope if we had more volunteers this might be cut down.“We are waiting on a picnic table and our benches are being sanded down and painted by the Community Service people.“It would be great if people would use the garden, even if they don’t want to volunteer to maintain it, as it is a lovely place to sit and enjoy.”Renfrewshire Live, the new free app dedicated to bringing you around the clock breaking news, is now available to download.Powered by the Paisley Daily Express, Renfrewshire Live is your go-to source for news, features and sport with live coverage provided direct to the app, seven days a week.The dedicated team of experienced journalists, responsible for the publication of the award-winning Express, will focus on breaking news, day and night, across Renfrewshire’s towns and villages.There is also a dedicated St Mirren

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