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Council assesses need for more allotments

Clive Hitchinson with councillors  Jack Thomas, Brian Capstick, Robert Hayhurst and Peter Jordan at  St Mary's Allotments. (p610a412)

Clive Hitchinson with councillors Jack Thomas, Brian Capstick, Robert Hayhurst and Peter Jordan at St Mary's Allotments. (p610a412)

Green-fingered residents in South Elmsall are being invited to apply for an allotment.

South Elmsall Town Council has been given the opportunity to take on a number of proposed new plots as part of major improvements to the Westfield Lane area.

Councillors are now asking people to come forward if they are interested in taking over a plot before they make a decision.

The proposed allotments would be part of the Westfield Lane Improvement Area development, which includes Frickley Country Park and new homes on Gordon Street.

The council already runs the Westfield Lane, Broad Lane, St Mary’s and Station Fields allotments and is unwilling to take on any more plots if the demand is not there.

Ian Deighton, regeneration consultant, said: “It is the ideal time of the year for us to see if people would be interested. Spring is arriving and people are starting to think about planting and growing and allotments.

“We need to assess how many residents would be interested - if there is a need the council would be happy to ask for new provision. But there is no point having them if nobody wants them.

“A few years ago we asked people to come forward but the council has no idea if those on the list would still be interested.”

For more information, or to register an interest, call South Elmsall Town Council on 01977 642335.

 

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