Breaking new ground at Queensway
29 February 2012
Cllr Katrina Wood, Wycombe District Council Cabinet Member for Community, was breaking new ground, literally, up at the new Queensway Allotment site in Hazlemere yesterday morning. (27 February 2012)
With spade and wellies at the ready she symbolically turned over soil to signal the end of a programme of work to create 40 new allotment plots for community use.
Commenting on the new site, Cllr Wood said:
"It's great to see how the green space has become a new community facility. I'm looking forward to coming back later in the year to see the vegetables and flowers being grown by local people in these new allotments."
The land at Queensway was chosen following a search for potential new sites in order to meet a growth in local demand for allotments as more people want to "grow their own".
Work on the Queensway site started in autumn to lay out the site and plots (each plot is 5 poles or 125m2 in size) and to create additional secure on-site parking and water points for allotment holders.
Following today's "breaking new ground", the first tenants have been issued with keys so they can start cultivating their plots and there will be a formal opening of the allotments planned for the end of March.
The new plots have been offered to people who are already on allotment waiting lists from Hazlemere and Hughenden parishes, tenants from Bassetsbury allotments as well as Wycombe District Council's allotment waiting list.
Visit our page on allotments for further information or phone 01494 421 827.