A successful allotment group in Boroughbridge has received a boost from local MP Andrew Jones.
Mr Jones, who planted a commemorative tree at the opening of the allotments last May, won £250 of garden centre vouchers at a parliamentary reception sponsored by B&Q. Remembering the Boroughbridge Allotment Society’s ambition to develop more allotments on the site Mr Jones contacted local councillor and allotment-keeper Robert Windass to see if they could put the vouchers to good use.
Mr Jones (left) presenting the vouchers – contained in a mini-watering can – to Society Chairman, Ian Maltby, Councillor Windass and members of the Boroughbridge Allotments Society at the weekend
Now the Society is to use the vouchers to run water into a new section beyond the current extent of the site so they can open up more allotments.
Mr Jones commented:
There are always long queues for allotments and when I won the vouchers I immediately thought of the Boroughbridge scheme. The community and town council worked so hard to set the allotments up and I wanted to offer my continuing support to them. Donating the vouchers so that more allotments could be opened seemed an ideal way to do that.
Local Councillor Robert Windass added:
This was a very welcome gift from Andrew. As an allotment-holder myself I know just how useful this donation will be in opening up more plots for local people.