New land sites for natural growers

Doctor Hill Allotments at Sandbeds Lane, Pellon.
Doctor Hill Allotments at Sandbeds Lane, Pellon.

Residents who want to grow back to basics can start potting for a health future with new allotment sites opening in Calderdale.

On Saturday, allotments at Doctor Hill, off Sandbeds Lane, Pellon, and Cemetery Fields, Sowerby Bridge, will be officially opened by the deputy Mayor of Calderdale Lisa Lambert.

There will be 13 allotment plots at Doctor Hill and 24 plots have been allocated at Cemetery Fields.

The projects have been funded by Calderdale Council as part of their policy to reduce allotment waiting lists and to encourage more people to grow their own food.

Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for communities, coun Steve Sweeney, (Lab, Todmorden) said: “Producing your own food is increasing in popularity as people’s interest and concern in food quality and local sourcing grows.

“Allotments are a great way of doing this as well as bringing local people together to work on something of common interest.”