A COUNCILLOR and a group of community volunteers in Dudley have launched a project to bring a derelict piece of land on the Wrens Nest estate back into use for residents.

The area, known as Millennium Gardens on the corner of Wrens Nest Road and Hillside Road, was originally created as a green space for residents to use and to mark the turn of the century.

However, the area has fallen into disrepair due to anti-social behaviour and vandalism and as the original trust setup to maintain the area was dissolved.

A group of volunteers led by Councillor Keiran Casey, however, have launched a bid to get the area back into a neat and tidy state and to be used for something positive within the community.

Cllr Casey said: “Tidying up areas of land like this which is right on the entrance to the estate will make a big difference in keeping the area as neat and tidy as possible.

“The group of people involved in this project are brilliant.

“We’re planning on working with local schools such as Priory Park Community School who have already shown an interest in this as well as others, ensuring that as part of the project we get local children involved in all things green, which is so important for the environment and the future.”