Allotments are growing well

Councillor Gordon Wallace, Ross McKemmie (Giffnock community council), Ritchie Adams  (Thornilebank community council), councillor Jim Fletcher, fundraiser Steve Taylor, Sharon Kenny (Thornliebank community council) and Lisa Robertson (Thornliebank Tenants and Residents Association).
Councillor Gordon Wallace, Ross McKemmie (Giffnock community council), Ritchie Adams (Thornilebank community council), councillor Jim Fletcher, fundraiser Steve Taylor, Sharon Kenny (Thornliebank community council) and Lisa Robertson (Thornliebank Tenants and Residents Association).

ALLOTMENTS at Eastwood park are taking shape fast as volunteers work to clear the site for the community.

Last week The Extra reported that the nursery allotments site was moving ahead, and would be open in a few weeks time.

Already, trees and debris have been cleared, and councillors Jim Fletcher and Gordon Wallace – both of whom were involved in the place coming to fruition – surveyed the scene this week.

Councillor Fletcher commented that he “welcomed the efforts of community groups to move us towards a greener future.

“The new allotments will provide a great boost to those wishing to grow their own fruit and vegetables, reducing the food miles associated with imported fruit and veg and gaining valuable exercise and social activity at the same time”.

Councillor Wallace added: “In a few weeks’ time we will see gardeners starting to sow their first seeds of spring, and this area will become an active and attractive piece of the park”.

For more information on renting a plot or volunteering, contact 621 2989 or e-mail thornliebanktra@sky.com.