A penny spent on a leading allotment association has come as a great relief to green-fingered residents in St Helens.
Rob Lane Allotments Association has reopened its school and community plot after it was forced to close due to regulations regarding toilet facilities.
This comes after a donation was made by the Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).
It enabled the association to purchase and install an environmentally friendly toilet.
Committee member Harry Whitfield said: “Rob Lane Allotment Association wishes to deeply thank Cory Environmental Trust in Britain for its assistance and very generous grant which has enabled us to reach out once again to the community.”
St Helens Council provided new gates allowing pedestrian and wheelchair access to the site. The design and layout of the plot was created by Newton Gardeners Association and the plot was made wheelchair friendly.
Cabinet Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron officially reopened the plot and expressed his delight at the success of the project and the interaction between business and communities. Both Councillor Gomez-Aspron and committee members Ian Mills and Harry Whitfield thanked the CETB representative present, Scott Lancaster.
CETB Trust Secretary Angela Haymonds said: “The CETB Trustees are delighted to be able to contribute to this project, which will enable a wider section of the community to get involved with the allotments.”
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