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Clean up day makes space for growing at Lache allotments

9 March 2016

Green fingered residents joined volunteers from the local community and Sanctuary staff to clear away the winter growth at an allotment site in Lache.

Sanctuary Housing and HAGA clearing Lache allotment site

Expert volunteers from Hoole Allotments and Garden Association (HAGA) worked with staff and apprentices from Sanctuary Housing to prepare for spring to emerge at the site, which is off Oxford Road in Lache.

Volunteers cleared the Lache allotments for the community

The volunteers weeded, harvested surviving vegetables and cleaned the greenhouse to prepare Sanctuary’s Growing Spaces newest site for community use.

Growing Spaces initiatives across Chester

The Growing Spaces initiative aims to turn disused garage sites, such as this Lache site and other unused spaces into green areas where residents can grow their own fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. The project has already seen the creation of green havens at Sanctuary sites in Weston Grove, Upton, Queen’s Road, Vicars Cross and an allotment site owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council at Linden Grove, Hoole.

Michele Payne, Sanctuary resident involvement manager, said: “This was a great effort by a committed team of volunteers to clear the allotment site in Lache. We will be holding a meeting for residents interested in applying for an allotment in Lache and are also planning further clean-up days over the next couple of months.”

Stephen Jones, Steering Group member and delivery partner for HAGA, who has been involved in the site on Oxford Road since its inception, added: “This is a really valuable community facility. HAGA and Sanctuary Housing are committed to maximising the health and educational benefits of this site for all the residents in the Lache area.”


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