Members of a community group have put their own touch on a garden in Worcester thanks to a £5,000 grant.

The Dines Green Community Centre, which is run by the charity Worcester Community Trust, was given the money by Co-op to transform its outside space.

Along with help from staff at environmental charity Duckworth Trust, members of the community pitched in to lay a new grassed area – where people can picnic in the summer – and plant decorative beds with hardy shrubs.

Repairs will also be carried out to a paved area and the Duckworth Trust is making bird feeders in a bid to attract wildlife to the garden at the centre in Gresham Road.

Mandy Rimell, of the community trust, said: “We approached the Duckworth Trust, which we know has valued experience in this line of work, to help us. The trust said it would love to be involved. So with its help and some of our own staff, such as Wayne Telford, who in conjunction with the Duckworth Trust developed the plan and implemented the project, [as well as] several members of the community.

“We hope that they will continue to make it theirs.”