St Paul's allotments given revamp

30 April 2015

On Saturday 18 April, we teamed up with residents and representatives of the Good Gym and Incredible Edible to support the revamp of community allotments in St Paul’s, Bristol.

The allotments had been run by Pete, one of our residents over many years, but not many others in the community knew about the facilities and lots of the plots were derelict.

Around 30 people turned up to help clear the allotments of green waste and fly tipping, to ready the area for a community work day.

Plot holders came along for a meeting to discuss issues at the site and ideas for a new start.

Plots not being used will be reallocated and together, we’ll create a strategy to get more people involved and work out what support Knightstone can offer to help the site become a fully sustainable and inclusive community allotment.

Pete Davies, our Community Empowerment Manager, said “This marks the start of a great initiative. Many of these allotment plots had been unused for some time, and yet many local people have been looking for food growing opportunities in the area.

We’re clear about our commitment to supporting St Paul’s and are increasing our investment there to help ensure a sustainable community for local people.”

As an initial next step, our resident Pete will be writing an article about the event and the future plans in the next community newsletter for local residents. This will give others the opportunity to join in if they want to get growing.

Watch this space!

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