A Barnsley woman is offering her garden as an allotment to 'anyone who wants to use it'.

Jill Makinson Harrison, from High Street, Shafton, said: "I have a fairly decent-sized garden but I just never have the time do anything with it - I only maintain the grass - so all this land is wasted."

Jill explained that she would only allow people from Shafton to use her garden, as the whole point of the project is to keep it local.

There is no cost to use a plot in her garden.

** The full story is in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated March 20. **