Cubs and Beavers from the Garden Quarter in Chester have been working with local residents to transform a much loved corner of the city suburb.

The canal access ramp by Cambrian Road Bridge had attracted litter and was overshadowed by undergrowth.

A volunteer group working with the Canal and River Trust started clearing it then the Garden Quarter Association formed a group called Dig The Quarter, with the aim of transforming the neighbourhood with planting.

Local residents have transformed the Cambrian Canal Bank in the Garden Quarter

They then joined forces with a volunteer group from the Bank of America and have begun rebuilding the ramp triangle with raised beds for planting.

On Saturday, June 18 the group was joined by local Cubs and Beavers and their parents for a full morning of weeding and planting the first bed

Manon Keir and Fred Howat from Chester Zoo were also there to contribute some plants and botanic expertise.

A tonne of top soil was donated by Dandy’s Top Soil and B&Q from Stadium Way donated plants. One Stop in Garden Lane donated refreshments.

Local residents have transformed the Cambrian Canal Bank in the Garden Quarter

Christine Fraser from Dig The Quarter said: “This is simply anther wonderful way in which our neighbourhood pulls together to improve the place we live in. Only a a week earlier the whole neighbourhood turned out in force for a street party, despite the rain, and there are many other projects in the pipeline.

“This is a great example of partnership working, and the results are very clear. I am very proud to live in this community where people make good things happen.”