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Petition to save Jam’s garden in Preston

Posted on - 7th July, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, University

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A petition has been launched to try to save Preston’s most famous ‘guerilla gardener’.

Jam Amani Rad is due to begin six months in prison after refusing to destroy the garden in his council house.

Mr Rad spent £5,000 turning the communal garden in the Community Gateway owned property into Harrington Street into an oasis of colour.

In the shadow of the university campus he has crested artwork and planted trees, and says it his gift to the people of the city.

His friend Jac Charlesworth has started a petition calling on Preston’s MP Mark Hendrick to intervene and ‘save Jam’s garden’. So far 4,325 people have signed the petition.

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Gateway won a court battle against Mr Rad who could see half his garden destroyed along with many of his ceramic artworks inside the property he has been transforming for 11 years. A community celebration is planned for Sunday (17 July) from 2pm.

His garden was featured on Channel 4’s Britain’s Weirdest Council Houses in February this year.

Will you be signing the petition? Have you ever visited Jam’s garden? Let us know in the comments below

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