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Community garden space for peppercorn rent

  • Subject: [cg] Community garden space for peppercorn rent
  • From: Don Boekelheide dboekelheide@yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:37:26 -0800 (PST)

North Devon  Gazette & Advertiser, UK

Garden for community
19 January 2005

DISUSED allotment land at East-the-Water, Bideford, is
to be leased to a local charity to provide
horticultural training for its special needs members
and to create a community garden project.

Bideford Town Council has agreed to lease the
uncultivated land at the upper end of the Pollyfield
Allotments to the Jigsaw Project at a peppercorn rent.

Jigsaw spokeswoman Kim Edwards said they were hoping
to work with the East-the-Water community in a garden
project to provide special areas for children, for dog
walking and for the elderly.

The project would also enable the charity to expand
its services to clients with learning difficulties,
those recovering from alcohol or substance abuse,
young offenders and others.

Jigsaw, which is one of a number of projects under the
North Devon Housing Society umbrella, operates from
Mill Road in Barnstaple. 

It currently provides a service of recycling furniture
to help people on low incomes, with their own members
helping in restoration, repairs and picture framing,
assisted by skilled volunteers.

They also had a small allotment in Barnstaple and were
in the long term looking to expand their gardening
services, said Kim.

"We are always looking for volunteers who can help
pass on their skills for a few hours each week," she

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