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Association takes over Silsden allotment site
9:00am Saturday 11th August 2012 in News
A group of Silsden gardeners has taken over the running of one of the town’s allotment sites.
Silsden Town Council this month formally agreed to hand over the management to Woodside Road Allotments Association.
The association has appointed a management committee to run the allotments, set rents and oversee the waiting list.
Councillor Adrian Naylor said: “This is something the council and the association have been working towards for a number of years.”
Association member John Whitlock said the group had been working hard to get to this point and could now start to improve the site. He said: “Next year we are hoping to improve the paths and install an all-weather turning circle so that all plots can be reached by vehicles if necessary.”
Fellow member, Graham Reay, said: “We have already seen some major improvements including the draining of a large area which for several years was badly waterlogged.
“There is a lot of enthusiasm among our members and we are seeing a renewed pride in the look and appearance of our plots.”