Our Allotments and Community Gardens were set up in 2011 with funding from the Climate Challenge Fund to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing food miles and encouraging local growing. The Community Garden is located at the primary school and is used as a community facility and outdoor learning environment which comprises of raised beds (for accessibility) a poly-tunnel and decking areas which includes a bird hide.
The Allotment site is located adjacent to social houses and offers external allotment plots and plots inside a poly-tunnel. We had an initial flurry of activity in the first two to three years at the allotment site but unfortunately with turnover of social housing residents, some of the new householders have not taken up the plots and therefore some of the plots are unused at the moment. Unfortunately, in severe gales over the winter months the poly-tunnel lost it’s skin, which was expected due to its age. A review has now taken place of the allotment site and it is currently undergoing refurbishment with a new skin being put onto the poly tunnel and improved drainage.
If anyone wishes to take up a plot, please either contact the REW DT offices or the Chair of the Allotment Association, Hilary Byland.
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