The Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) have with permission taken over the 'garden' surrounding the hall. The above picture would be better if we had taken a before and after shot!! but believe me those shrubs were blocking out the light to the downstairs windows of the hall.
We also got some plants and bulbs from Meadow Grange Nurseries to improve little uncared for weedy patches around the hall.
So basically look at what you can do for the community, what we achieved above cost us nothing but 15 volunteers time, we got a SERCO man and a van for free to take the mounds of vegetation we had cut away & free plants so support your local community & get some community spirit going!
Some good links are the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens the BBC Whats a Community Garden Thrives community gardening projects for those with various disabilities and Guerilla Gardening