Picture shows Jam Imani Rad, 65, who has spent £5,200 landscaping a communal garden area at his flat in Preston, only to be told to remove it all by housing association. See Ross Parry copy RPYGARDEN : A green-fingered enthusiast who has spent his life savings turning an urban wasteland into a city oasis has been told to destroy it by housing officials. Public-spirited Jam Imani Rad, 65, forked out over #5,000 installing statues, trellises and stone structures into the community garden for neighbours to enjoy. But he has been told to return it to its previous derelict state after failing to win permission from the housing association. Jam, a retired teacher, said: “I paid for this out of money I’ve saved for my funeral.

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