Allotments open day
by Lisa Swift
Gardeners of Grimesthorpe Allotments celebrated
the completion of improvements to their site in May with food, plant
sale, and lots of visitors. A team of Park Rangers also helped allotment
holders clean up their plots, filling a skip in a record twenty
The site is now surrounded by new fencing, a community
room and toilets have been put in place and two allotments with
raised beds have been allocated to people with mobility problems.
Grimesthorpe Community Gardens Group, pictured below, secured New
Deal funding with Sheffield Wildlife Trust. The work was carried
out by Sheffield City Council, owners of the site, making it a real
team effort delivering what gardeners had asked for.
Since the improvements there has been a rush to
rent allotments that have been empty for years, Andy Healey group
“There could be a waiting list
soon, but this is what we have been aiming for, a full allotment
site. It would mean less vandalism as we could all look out for
each other. And when this site is full maybe the council will consider
opening another one, perhaps on Woodside after the flats have gone.
Everyone should be able to have an allotment.”
Grimesthorpe Community Gardens Group General Meeting
is on 15th June at 11am at the allotments, open to anyone who gardens