On a wet and blustery Saturday afternoon, the seed was sown at Plas Road Allotments as their grand opening ceremony got underway. Plas Road Allotment Association have received grants which have enabled the Association to construct paths- bettering access and creating a safe environment for allotment holders to negotiate the site. The Grants have been awarded from Tesco Bags of Help and Mon CF’s very own Local Conversations Community Chest Grant.
Since receiving the grant, over 450 local school children have visited the site to learn about the origins of food. Young people have been involved since the project began, enhancing the community feel of the Allotments and adding to the vibrancy of the local area. Knowledge has grown alongside the plants!
The ribbon was officially cut by Holyhead’s Deputy Mayor Keith Thomas, with representatives from Tesco Holyhead and Mon CF there to show their support for the project. Following the cutting of the ribbon attendees were welcomed to stay for refreshments.
Plas Road Allotments Chair, Linda Mulligan, wanted to thank the local community for their support as well as Tesco and Mon CF for their financial contributions towards the scheme. Linda and the allotment holders have seen a huge difference at the site now the works have been completed.
Dan Millington, Mon CF’s Local Conversation Officer, thanked Linda for her commitment and enthusiasm over the past year. Projects like this succeed thanks to people like Linda who put their time, effort and dedication into good causes - making positive changes in their community.
The Local Conversation in Holyhead is funded by People's Health Trust, using money raised by HealthDiverse through The Health Lottery. The Local Conversation programme is a flexible, resident-led funding model driven by what local people want. Through the programme, residents are supported to identify and take action on issues that are important to them.