Greenspaces: Luxmore Gardens

Last weekend, under a brittle sky, we visited Luxmore Gardens - a rare occasion when we didn't overshoot its concealed entrances.

We sat for a while in the monochrome park, parallel to an old man nursing a can, still. At the far end of the Gardens, a few teenagers hung out soundlessly. Aside from the dog poo and some litter, they were the only signs of life in the half hour we were there. As we left, a guy with a Staff let it dump on the steps up to Rokeby Road.

In a ward starved of green space, a large urban garden like Luxmore could and should be much better, but it needs more love and more people.