Following completion of an allotment scheme in Hebden Bridge, 41 residents are now set to get growing!
Earlier this year, the High Hirst Allotments were opened by Hebden Royd Town Council at Dodnaze, the culmination of a four year project to provide allotments in the town.
The project dates back to a public meeting which was held in 2010 where a number of local residents stated that they would like to have some space to grow fruit and vegetable in the area.
The unique nature of Hebden Bridge’s local towns - the steep sided valleys and the lovely under and over terraces and narrow streets - means that many homes do not have a significant amount of outdoor space. The council acted upon this and over the course of the past few years have acquired land, sought planning permission and finally developed 41 plots at High Hirst.
And this autumn the final plots were let to people living in the Hebden Bridge area, who can now plan growing their own fruit and vegetables in a beautiful setting above the town centre.
Each of the 41 plots has a communal storage facility and additional space for relaxation. There is also off road parking at the site and a frequent bus service from Hebden Bridge, while rents work out at less than a pound per week.