THERE will be an open day and barbecue at the Roundhill Allotments in Lickey End, Bromsgrove, on Saturday, August 31.
This week, Ade Mogg and Ann Blight joined us on the Standard Podcast.
The allotment site, believed to have been created around the 1900s, has a new community hub paid for in part by a grant of almost £10,000 from the National Lottery.
The shed used by the plot-holders was a former football club pavilion from Braces Lane.
It had been on the site for more than 40 years and time had taken its toll and was no longerfit for purpose.
The cash has seen the new community hub constructed, complete with meeting space and kitchen.
The building is currently being wired and the finishing touches are being put to the kitchen.
Divisional funding from Catshill Councillor Shirley Webb will also pay for solar panels to make the building even more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
The allotments chairman Ade Mogg said: “This is a major boost as we hold a lot of events throughout the season from April to November.
“They are put on by the volunteer committee members for the benefit of the plot holders.”
On Saturday its first open day there will also be a produce festival where people can go along and see what the plot-holders do.