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Beckenham allotments scoop three awards

Back row Chris Rogers,Jeannette Henderson, Tom Douglas

Front row Wendy Williams,  Robert Gibson Williams

Individual pics of Tom Douglas

Back row Chris Rogers,Jeannette Henderson, Tom Douglas Front row Wendy Williams, Robert Gibson Williams Individual pics of Tom Douglas

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A community allotment has been handed three awards in the space of two weeks.

The Dorset Road Allotments in Beckenham won a Green Flag accolade on Monday which recognises the best green spaces in the country as well as two awards from Bromley Council’s environment department last Friday.

Allotment chairman Tom Douglas – who has helped run the site for 30 years – was commended on his contribution to the borough.

He said: “I was very pleased to receive the award. To be able to pick up fruit and vegtables in the morning and eat them at lunchtime is great. We also keep chickens and bees.”

and work with the local schools.”

The site, which is over seven acres, has a wide range of wildlife including more than 20 species of birds and several species of reptiles such as newts and slow worms.

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