A CHURCH memorial has a new look thanks to the Community Payback team.
Throughout the summer a group have been working at Christ Church at Mount Pellon, Halifax, to create a garden of remembrance.
The existing garden had fallen into disrepair but up to seven workers spent 28 days completing almost 1,000 hours of work. Their hours added up to £6,000 in terms of labour.
Phil Stevenson supervised the team who dug out tree roots, created a walled area so families have somewhere to put the urns of their loved ones.
Julie Thornton from West Yorkshire Probation Service said: “The positive feedback on the work undertaken impressed a local engineering firm who donated handrails to improve access for diabled people. Marshalls also contributed materials used in the restoration work.”
Barry Kitchen, from the church, said: “It’s made a large difference. They’ve done an excellent job and everybody is very satisfied.”
A plaque is also to be erected in the garden.