Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Have your say on proposal for new Scotforth allotments

Lancaster City Council is inviting you to have your say on proposals for a new allotment site in Lancaster.

The field adjacent to the existing Scotforth Allotments has been identified as suitable for use to provide additional allotment plots for residents of the Lancaster district.

The site is owned by Lancaster City Council and the council is keen to support new allotment provision.

Before funding can be secured for the project or designs for the site developed, it is important that the views of local residents and potential plot holders are considered.

Local residents interested in knowing more about the project or wanting to contribute ideas are invited to attend a drop-in consultation session on Thursday 5th July at the Boot and Shoe, Scotforth Road, Lancaster. Residents can drop in any time between 3.00 and 7.00pm to share their views.

The event will be attended by representatives from Lancaster City Council, LESS, a locally based Community Interest Company promoting sustainable living, and Proffitt’s CIC, another Community Interest Company who employ a Landscape Architect, who will all be on hand to answer questions.

The current Scotforth Allotment Association is also involved in contributing ideas as a partner in the new provision.

Over the last two years LESS has been delivering food growing support to schools and community organisations across the district and established a successful community allotment site on the Ridge estate. LESS is leading on the consultation for the new allotments.

Proffitt’s CIC is another Community Interest Company who employ a Landscape Architect. They have received funding from Lancashire County Council to support community projects across the County. The Landscape Architect will be on hand at the consultation to hear your views about possible designs for the new site.

• For more information contact the council’s Public Realm Officer, Helen Ryan - tel. 01524 582822, email: hryan@lancaster.gov.uk or Tom Fyson (LESS) - tel. 01524 66100, email: tom@lessuk.org

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