Cambridge allotment officially opened
30th November 2012
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Local gardeners in the East Chesterton area of the town have already begun working the land at the newest allotment plot in Cambridge at Kendall Way.

The site is a renovation of an area which had been used for the same purpose in the 1960's, but left untended for decades, had grown out and sadly become a magnet for fly tippers and a waste dumping ground. 

Now painstakingly cleared up, the council have sieved the soil mechanically to ensure the rubbish has all been removed to provide a wonderful new growth area for local gardeners.

And to prevent the same thing happening again, entry to the site has been limited with the erection of secure fencing and an electronic key-fob system to keep any waste dumpers from accessing the area.

"The recently established allotments around the mid central belt of Cambridge are an excellent example of how we have worked to locate precious land that can be used to promote food production within the city," explained Cllr Rod Cantrill, executive councillor for arts, sports and public places.

He added, "It will also have the added benefit of promoting well being and reduce waiting lists for these plots."

Cambridge Council is also planning on adding further sites at Empty Common and Brooklands Avenue, with allotment plots also scheduled for inclusion in the new extended urban areas.

If you would like to sign up to be on the waiting list, visit the Council's allotment page on their website.

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