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Estate is an a-maze-ing place after revamp

DELIGHTED ... Ken Mitchell, chairman of Harton Moor Residents Association, in the new maze.

DELIGHTED ... Ken Mitchell, chairman of Harton Moor Residents Association, in the new maze.

HARTON Moor residents think their estate looks a-maze-ing now, thanks to a £9,500 revamp.

For the last few months, the East Shields estate has been undergoing a makeover.

The revamp is being paid for by an £8,500 grant from the National Lottery’s Awards For All scheme, supplemented by £1,000 from South Tyneside Council’s East Shields community area forum.

The cash has been used by Groundwork North East to pay for a number of projects, including new entrance boulders and the planting of thousands of bulbs and flowers.

Part of it has also been used to create a small maze and community Christmas tree in the middle of the estate.

Ken Mitchell, chairman of Harton Moor Residents’ Association, said: “It’s starting to come along very nicely. We’re not quite finished yet, but we’re getting there.”

A wildflower garden is also set to be planted on the estate in the next few months.

Mr Mitchell said: “It’s been good that residents, and especially youngsters, have been able to get involved with the planting of the flowers.

“Hopefully, this will help them appreciate the hard work which goes into making the estate look nice, and it will remain like this.

“The maze and the tree will be a real central point for the community.”

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