Ten­ants dig in at new al­lot­ments

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

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.”

Pic­ture: Row­land hob­son

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)

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