Community allotment project keeps on growing

Volunteers help at Melton Community Allotment Project's opening morning
Volunteers help at Melton Community Allotment Project's opening morning
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Volunteers from the Community Allotment Project in Melton have hailed the success of one of its open mornings.

The event, which took place at Melton Country Park (back of Doctors lane, near Scalford Brook play park), included activities such as painting, planting and a barbecue.

Project manager Vanessa Jackson said: “The Community Allotment open morning went really well, several more local families are interested in being involved and the project now has some extra volunteers.

“Alison McGrath from Leicestershire Master Gardeners did a brilliant job at teaching the children a little bit about growing vegetables and everyone enjoyed getting their hands muddy.

“We would like to say thank you to those that came and showed their support and also the volunteers that helped out.”

The Community Allotment Project aims to help people in Melton who may not have their own garden and provides them with a space to cultivate. It’s also an opportunity to interact with the community, learn new skills and do something worthwhile.

Vanessa added: “If anyone would like to be involved with the project, the site is gated, but access can be gained through a key code lock. Individuals or families can use the community beds to grow their own vegetables or help out on open days with growing vegetables to be given to the food bank in Melton. Groups and schools can have a bed of their own to use as they wish.”

To volunteer contact Vanessa on 07725 882496 or