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‘Bloomin’ marvellous’ - green-fingered Elmers End allotment holders celebrate new hall

PUBLISHED: 16:20 13 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:20 13 September 2017

Tim Pretty, chairman of Abbots Way Leisure Gardens, Diane Smith, executive councillor for adult care services and public health, Ron Payne, site manager of Abbots Way Leisure Gardens and Brian Barnes, Abbots Way Leisure Gardens member and project manager for hall construction project

Tim Pretty, chairman of Abbots Way Leisure Gardens, Diane Smith, executive councillor for adult care services and public health, Ron Payne, site manager of Abbots Way Leisure Gardens and Brian Barnes, Abbots Way Leisure Gardens member and project manager for hall construction project

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The Abbots Way Leisure Garden is home to 145 plots

Plot holders have led the way for a new hall at their Elmers End site to provide brand new facilities.

Volunteers helped shift around 100 tonnes of stone to lay the foundations for a new building at Abbots Way Leisure Garden, which currently offers 145 plots.

The site formerly had a small wooden hut dating back to the 1940s for plot holders to use, but now the new purpose built hall is offering kitchen facilities as well as a place to host local events.

Tim Pretty, chairman of Abbots Way Leisure Gardens, said: “In much the same way seeds are planted and then eventually transform themselves into a magnificent bloom, we are delighted to see this project come to fruition, which is you might say is bloomin’ marvellous.”

Diane Smith, ward councillor for Kelsey and Eden Park, added: “This building will benefit not only the current plot-holders but also the local community, including people with disabilities, the older generation and school children.

“People will be able to learn about the importance of growing and the enjoyment and health benefits that this brings.”

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