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PUBLISHED: 16:34 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 14:51 24 August 2010

Residents have been sowing the seeds of a better neighbourhood by planting olive trees, writes Sarah O Reilly. The Queen s Park Residents Association spruced up the area outside Kilburn police station in Salisbury Road. Elaine Henderson, chairwoman of t

Residents have been sowing the seeds of a better neighbourhood by planting olive trees, writes Sarah O'Reilly.

The Queen's Park Residents' Association spruced up the area outside Kilburn police station in Salisbury Road.

Elaine Henderson, chairwoman of the residents' association said: "The volunteers spent three hours of hard work unloading the pots, positioning them, filling them with a suitable soil mix and planting the six olive trees.

"One of the best parts of the job was the range of positive comments from passers-by, some of whom thought it was something especially for Christmas!

"I hope everyone will enjoy the planters for many years, and that maybe a trend had been started for more planting along Salisbury Road."

Sergeant Graeme Day from Queen's Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: "The Queen's Park Residents' Association has done a great job in making the area look good.

"I would like to thank them for all their hard work. I hope residents and visitors to the area enjoy the new improved surroundings.


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