Hedge Laying at the Allotment Site
By Angie, Mar 26 2013 10:00AM
I always think there are two possible responses to news that the Local Authority cannot fund secure fencing due to budget restrictions. The first is to sit by and complain about the state of affairs. The second, and my personal choice, is to do something about it.
This was the situation we were in back in December, when the Allotment Treasurer mentioned that our appeal to the Council for financial assistance for fence repairs wasn't successful.
I had a think and suggested we could put a bid into a Sussex Community grant for some hedge laying training for some of our plotholders so we can maintain the hedging and develop it into a secure, sustainable boundary that will also help the wildlife. A rushed application was put together, with quotes obtained from a very helpful Plumpton College, our local horticultural, agricultural and forestry training college.
We had the great news last week that we had been successful!
This means we can now look forward to some training for some of our members, an enjoyable day out with an opportunity for a bit of team building and the prospect of being able to built decent boundaries for our site!
Something to look forward to for autumn!