Gardening services for pensioners will continue

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Gardening services for elderly people in the community will be continued for another year.

Morley Elderly Action provide a subsidised gardening service for older and disabled people who are unable to keep up to their gardens. On Monday councillors agreed the £32,000 package, which covers the Morley, Tingley and East Ardsley areas, should be continued for another year.

Coun Shirley Varley, who is a member of Morley Elderly Actions Management Board, said “This is good news for local pensioners. This scheme has operated very well over the last few years and hundreds of pensioners have been helped to keep their gardens manageable with the support of the scheme. This subsidised service has shown to be one of the best values for money schemes across the Leeds City Council area. I am delighted the amount of help and support we can give to pensioners will now increase.”

The scheme uses gardeners who are police checked.

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