TV weather girl Kerrie Gosney opens Sheffield animal garden

Grand unveiling: ITV Calendar's weather presenter Kerrie Gosney helps open Sheffield Animal Centre's new community garden.

Grand unveiling: ITV Calendar's weather presenter Kerrie Gosney helps open Sheffield Animal Centre's new community garden.

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AN URBAN oasis designed to let wildlife thrive has opened in Sheffield.

The community memorial garden has been unveiled at the city’s RSPCA branch in Stadium Way, Attercliffe.

Thousands of pounds have been ploughed into transforming the green space as part of a project led by national charity The Conservation Volunteers.

Work to plant new hedgerows and trees and install seating and a footpath has been completed, along with a space where engraved plaques commemorating dead pets can be placed.

It is now open to members of the public visiting the Sheffield Animal Centre.

Kathryn Whitlam, chairman of the Sheffield RSPCA, said: “This is a garden for the whole community and we look forward to welcoming everyone to it.

“It is a place of peace, a haven for wildlife and somewhere people can place plaques for their much-missed pets who have passed away.”