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Old allotment site given community revamp
AN old allotment site at Blackshots has been given a new lease of life.
60 new allotments have been laid out at Oakfields, off Long Lane, in Grays and 11 of them are still waiting for new owners. The work has been done by the Association of Thurrock Allotments along with the Friends of Blackshots group and Thurrock Council.
Cllr Victoria Holloway, portfolio holder for Environment, said: “This is a brilliant example of residents and the council all working together to create an important resource for the community.
“I know it seems odd to get an allotment now, out of season, but it is a perfect opportunity to get the plot ready for spring and look forward to growing your own vegetables and fruit next year.
“There is a long waiting list for allotments in Thurrock and I know these last few at Blackshots will be snapped up.”
Anyone who would like to snap up one of the new allotment pitches should visit www.thurrock.gov.uk/allotments/allotments-in-thurrock to find out how to contact the latest of Thurrock’s successful self-managed allotment sites
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