Darby End Tenants and Residents Association’s new allotments official opening

Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Active & Supportive Communities, Home Page | 0 comments

A Netherton community group is looking forward to the official opening of their new allotments, following the conversion of a disused council garage site.

The Darby End Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) saw the opportunity to convert land in Darby End Road into allotments, after the land had been overgrown for over 30 years.

The renovation has cost £25,000, which has been paid for by money raised by the TRA.  An agreement with the council’s housing services has been put in place for the land to be rent free during its community use, as part of the authority’s commitment as a community council.

It is envisaged that change will have a real impact on the quality of life of those living in the area, and fits into the council’s priorities to promote the importance of health and wellbeing and a cleaner, greener and environmentally friendly borough.

The official opening will be carried out by Mayor and Consort, Councillor Margaret Aston and Councillor Adam Aston, on Thursday 10 July at 3.30pm and visitors will be able to view the transformation at the neighbourhood event.

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