Friday, September 17, 2010

Plot for Disabled Youngsters

Following the disabled group having to vacate the plot for allowing it to become overgrown, the Glen Allotment Association has taken on the running of the plot. The association will be paying the annual rent for the plot which will be divided up into several raised beds for use by disabled children and their carers.  These plots will be available shortly for use by disabled children and their carers at no charge.

This series of photos shows some of the activity on Wednesday afternoon 15 September 2010, getting the plot ready for use. Thanks to Elvington Plant Hire for the use of the mini digger, Martin's Skip Hire for the topsoil delivery, Mitchells Landscapes for the mini tractor and rotovator plus manpower and CSL Scaffolding who will be providing scaffold boards for the building of the raised beds.

The previous beds created for folks with restricted mobility were the inspiration for the project. As can be seen here there is some succesful cultivation going on.
To obtain use of a section of this plot contact the site secretary Robin Cooper by visiting Glen Allotments on a Sunday morning, just ask for Robin or if he is not available ask Barry Bothamley chairman of the Glen Allotment Association. There is still some space on the reduced mobility area which is administered by the council, also contact Robin Cooper for a section or contact the York Allotments Officer at the council.

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