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Bosses dig in to bed down Leeds allotments’ growth plan

EARTH MOVING: Matthew Walker, chief executive of Leeds Fed, gets to work preparing an allotment.

EARTH MOVING: Matthew Walker, chief executive of Leeds Fed, gets to work preparing an allotment.

  • by Sophie Hazan
 

Housing leaders have been digging for glory to help a community allotment grow.

Staff at Leeds Federated Housing Association rolled up their sleeves to help with some winter planting at Lady Pit Lane allotments in Beeston.

They also helped to extend plots so more people can grow their own vegetables, flowers and fruit.

The allotments at Lady Pit Lane came to life earlier this year, and are tended by local residents.

Matthew Walker, Leeds Fed chief executive, who also took part in the initiative, said: “These allotments have grown in popularity and have produced a good crop for the residents this summer.

“It is a great opportunity for people to get out and be active while learning how to grow their own food, and importantly, it is a chance for people to come together.”

He added: “We all enjoyed the morning and it felt good to have a real, practical reminder of our vision of ‘building futures together’ and how we are achieving this in our communities.”

The allotments have been developed in partnership with environmental regeneration charity Groundwork, while Leeds Fed provided funding from its Resident Amenity Fund.

The leadership team helped prepare the ground on the new plots ready for next year’s planting.

Leeds Federated Housing owns 4,000 homes in West and North Yorkshire.

* Festive submisions from Leeds Fed residents’s children entering the snowman design competition must be in by Saturday - with a chance to win a food and gift hamper.

For more information call 0113 386 1199.

 

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