New lease of life for allotments

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ALLOTMENTS in South Yorkshire are set to be restored to allow residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

A number of plots on Brick Terrace, in Ardsley, Barnsley, had been blighted by vandalism and theft and become overgrown.

Plans are also in place to build a community garden at Crown Well Hill during the work, which is being carried out by a partnership including Barnsley Council and Groundwork Dearne Valley.

Improvements so far include soil cultivation new fences, and a poly tunnel and raised beds in the community garden.

The development will be managed by plot holders, the allotment society and new tenants.

Coun Roy Miller, Barnsley Council’s cabinet spokesperson for customer and neighbourhood services, said: “Allotment plots are in high demand, this community garden is a great use of space providing the opportunity for people to grow fruit and veg.”

n For information on plots call 01226 770 770, or for an area on the community garden call Wendy Jones on 01226 298 555.