Sustainable Merton is excited to announce an award of over £77,000 from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, to create new allotments at the Tamworth Farm allotment site.
After many years of neglect nearly 4 acres of land is being cleared of brambles and rubbish to create 65 new allotments. There will be new fencing to improve security for local residents and the allotments, and pathways for easy access. Allotment holders will benefit from a new water supply. The work has already started and should be complete by early summer.
We will be establishing a community plot for everyone to enjoy and learn from, sharing work and produce amongst the volunteers. We’ll provide tools and equipment, advice and guidance and a friendly welcome for anyone who’s interested. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to come and join us.
We will also helping primary school children from St Marks school to manage their own food growing plot using sustainable techniques. We will offer opportunities for a group of socially excluded young people to grow their own food sustainably.
This project will turn a site marred by litter and anti social behaviour into a food growing hub for the local community. None of this would have been possible without the help of grants and in kind donations from Local Food, Merton Council and local volunteers. Thank you!
(Please note: The allotments are located on the large green area just to right of the ‘A’ shown on the map above)