A dozen workers have been gradually transforming our neighbourhood over the last 2-3 weeks with no warning or explanation.
They started by removing a few trees and sawing off other overhanging branches. Then they went around all the flower beds ripping out 90% of the foliage there. Some of it was admittedly looking ugly and overgrown, but other areas had perfectly healthy and flowering plants (some of which Jiajia quickly rescued before they were disposed of). They have now dug trenches in the earth to lay cables (for something ...we're not sure if it is water or electrics or...?). And yesterday they were ripping up all the growth above the garages which our flat looks down upon. We are hoping they will plant something nice there in time. So, alongside the repair of drains, clearing years of accumulated rubbish behind our flats and painting all the buildings, these seem to be positive improvements to our neighbourhood. Fingers crossed.
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