Loughborough MP Jane Hunt is on the lookout for green fingered volunteers to help look after a community allotment in the town.
On a recent visit to the Marios Tinenti Centre (MTC) community hub on the Bell Foundry estate, Jane learned that the Centre cared for an allotment on Great Central Road. Despite the best efforts of a small number of volunteers, the allotment has become difficult to maintain and so the MTC are looking for volunteers to help look after the plot. It comes as National Allotment Week is being celebrated by vegetable growers and gardeners throughout the country.
Volunteers will be able to grow their own produce which will be shared between themselves and the MTC. The MTC will then distribute freshly grown and organic produce to households on the estate.
The allotment has a number of smaller vegetable boxes as well as larger plots, so can cater for volunteers with differing levels of commitment.
“This allotment is a mini oasis of peace and tranquillity and is a perfect opportunity for green fingered volunteers to escape the worries of the modern world. By volunteering for the MTC, you will not only be growing produce for yourself, but also for households on the Bell Foundry estate.
“As we celebrate National Allotment Week, it would be great if we could breathe some new life into this allotment for the good of the whole community.”
If you are able to able to help the MTC, please do get in touch with Jane by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01509 262723. The MTC are also looking for a donation of topsoil for the allotment, so if you can help with this, please do contact Jane via email or phone.