Gar­den­ers sow the seeds of suc­cess

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

HARD work by a group of gar­den­ers to se­cure fund­ing for their al­lot­ments has fi­nally borne fruit.

Mem­bers of the Glapthorn Al­lot­ment and Gar­den­ers As­so­ci­a­tion have just been pre­sented with £9,999 from Lot­tery Fund­ing.

The cash will be used to re-es­tab­lish 24 al­lot­ment plots in Glapthorn, near Oun­dle.

The site is op­po­site Glapthorn Lower School and is owned by St Leonard’s Church, Glapthorn.

Dur­ing the 1800s the land was used as al­lot­ments and has been a small Christ­mas tree plan­ta­tion but in re­cent times had be­come scrub wood­land.

Pupils from Glapthorn School have been al­lo­cated a plot and are pre­par­ing to plant their first seeds.

Jeff Knowles, GAGA chair­man, said: “The grant has en­abled the re-es­tab­lish­ment of church land which has been used by the vil­lage for al­lot­ments since about 1830.

“The in­volve­ment of the school is es­sen­tial for plea­sure and en­joy­ment of this fa­cil­ity.

“We have cleared the site and es­tab­lished as al­lot­ments and look for­ward for this fa­cil­ity be­ing used by the school and vil­lage for many years to come.

“The al­lot­ments have brought to­gether peo­ple from across the com­mu­nity and with the Lot­tery Fund­ing some won­der­ful ad­di­tions have been made. Clear­ing the land was a big task as was the build­ing of a rab­bit proof fence.”

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