Release Date: 24-Aug-2017
Roundway & Stony Lane Tenants & Residents Association (TRA) are celebrating the completion of their allotment site at Roundway Retirement Living Scheme, Honley.
Tenants, local councillors and representatives from the organisations involved celebrating the official opening of the allotment
The idea for the project came from scheme residents who wanted to do more to promote healthy lifestyles. They’ll use the produce they grow at their lunch clubs and will sell any surplus to tenants to use themselves. All money raised will help keep the project going in the future.
With raised beds and a path, the site is accessible to everyone who wants to have a go at growing food. An art wall behind the allotment grew out of an intergenerational project between the TRA and students from Honley High School to give tenants a brighter outlook from their flats.
Patricia Watson, Chair of the TRA, said: “It has been a 12-month project from the initial idea to completion, I would like to thank all those who have been involved for their commitment, hard work and support. I hope it will help fellow tenants to live healthily and nutritiously, having fresh vegetables available at low cost.”
Funding for the project came from The Big Lottery Fund, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing’s Plant it Grow it Eat it Fund, Holme Valley Parish Council and Kirklees Council Area Committee. Other partners involved in the project were Communities Who Can, KNH caretakers and estate improvement teams, GK&N Services and tenants from Roundway Retirement Living Scheme.