Tenants dig in at new allotments
A NEW allotment site in Peterborough has been opened to its first tenants.
All of the 41 plots at the new site in Boleyn Way, Woodston, are already taken by residents keen to sample the greener life by growing their own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Peterborough City Council’s recreation team have worked hard over the last few weeks to turn the site from a grassy field area into allotments ready for use by their new tenants.
Deputy leader of the city council, councillor Matthew Lee, said: “It’s great news that these allotments are now opening to residents.
“Allotments offer a great opportunity for people to grow their own good quality and affordable produce, wherever they live in Peterborough.
“Growing your own is also better for the environment as it reduces food miles and provides green spaces and wildlife habitats. This new site is another contribution to our growing reputation as the UK’s environment capital.”
GROW YOUR OWN: Councillor Matthew Lee opens the Peterborough City Council allotments on the old British Sugar site in Boleyn Way, with the first tenants. (METP-19-06-10RH8)