Help for green-fingered residents
Allenton Big Local provided £2,500 of Community Chest funding to the Brigden Allotment Association to allow them to install a toilet block at the site. The facility will be used by allotment holders and visitors to the site, including children during school visits.
The Big Local funding was used to purchase the toilet block and a septic tank and the costs associated with applying for planning permission. The allotment holders themselves provided the spades and manpower to prepare the site and install the equipment. The project was completed in January 2017.
Lisa Knott from the allotment association said: “The toilet block is now fully functioning and all of the people who use the allotment are extremely appreciative of the new facility. It means we can spend longer periods of time at the allotments. We are extremely grateful to Allenton Big Local for giving us the funding to allow this to happen.”
The allotment holders were featured in a special film made by Local Trust during the summer of 2016. You can watch the video here: