A POPULAR Bromsgrove allotment site which has put the finishing touches to a new community hub paid for in part by a grant of almost £10,000 from the National Lottery is holding its first open day on Saturday, August 31.
The event at the Roundhill Allotment site in Lickey End runs from midday and will give an insight into what the plot-holders do.
There will also be the site’s annual produce show.
The Roundhill Allotments were created at the start of the 1900s and is currently being cultivated by 100 families.
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.”
The event on August 31 will be officially opened by Coun Webb who will cut the ribbon on the day.
This latest grant comes three years after the committee was awarded its first Lottery grant which meant they were able to have their own purpose-built compost toilets created.
There are currently 26 people on the waiting list at the allotments and last month we reported how Bromsgrove Councillors had voted unanimously in favour of plans to community gardens on unused land around the district.
Ann and Ade from Roundhill Allotments joined us on the Standard Podcast last week. Here is what they had to say –