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5th April 2017
Big Lottery Fund Facilitates Long-Term Parking Solution at Hook Cross Allotments
The Hook Allotment Association (HAA) has been awarded a grant of £9657 from the Big Lottery Fund towards a long-term parking solution. The funding support will allow the site to be enjoyed by allotmenteers from the local community all-year round.
Since March 2011 the HAA, a community interest company, has provided over 150 allotment plots, where people from Hook and the surrounding villages grow their own produce, and benefit from fresh air, the opportunity to connect with nature in a beautiful setting, get exercise, make friends and enjoy the company of other plot-holders. The HAA aspires for the site to be enjoyed all year round, but a boggy, rutted carpark has made it difficult at some times of the year for plot-holders to access the site. The money granted has allowed HAA to create a robust, safe, long-lasting track and parking area with approximately twenty-five car parking spaces.
The work to build the new track and car park began last week and was completed on Monday. Diana Whittaker, Chair of HAA said, “The grant from the Big Lottery Fund, together with money raised from plot rents, plant sales and other community fund-raising has enabled us to proceed with the site improvements immediately. Our new car-park will make a huge difference to our local community, enabling us to garden all-year round”.
Hook Allotments Association is open to all and welcomes applications from new would-be plot-holders. As well as providing access to an attractive, well-run community allotment site, the HAA hosts or supports a number of social events each year such as family barbecues and the Hook Flower & Produce Show (this year on Sunday, 10 September). If you would like to apply for an allotment, or come and see what we do, please visit the HAA website http://hookallotments.ning.com/ for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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There are lots of reasons to have an allotment.