South Yorkshire Police donate seized goods

South Yorkshire Police donate seized goods

South Yorkshire Police donate seized goods

South Yorkshire Police have been supporting the growth of community gardens by donating goods seized during drug warrants.

Officers have made some special deliveries this week, as they donated gardening equipment to local groups.

Growbags, manure and plant pots are amongst the supplies that have been handed over to the projects.

PC Liam Stewart from Proactive CID said:

“When we go into properties that have been used for significant cannabis set-ups, there are often huge quantities of soil, canes, plant pots, growbags and tools waiting to be used.

“Unfortunately, a lot of this equipment ends up in landfill, so we decided to work out a way we could repurpose or recycle at least some of it.

“We’ve donated equipment to some great people in the Hoyland area of Barnsley who run a fantastic community garden, it’s a place that is so well loved by local people and run entirely by volunteers.

“We thought they might like a few extra supplies to keep things going and their vegetables growing throughout the summer.

“We also dropped off a vanload of kit to a wonderful allotment community hub in Sheffield, they are currently growing food for foodbanks and also donating flowers and plants.

“We’re exploring options around how we can do more things like this and introduce further processes across the force.

“Naturally, it has to be done properly and we wouldn’t be able to reuse a lot of what we seize, but it’s exciting that we’ve found a sustainable option for some items that also supports local community projects.”

South Yorkshire Police donate seized goods

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