£25.000 agreed for Nythe Allotments
The Conservative Cabinet of Swindon Borough Council has published plans to provide up to £25,000 for constructing the site access and parking of the future Nythe allotments off Greenbridge Road. Nythe allotments are a community led effort to see more plots available for all residents to use in East Swindon including Covingham Parish and Stratton Parish.
Cllr Dale Heenan, “It’s taken patience and gentle persuasion but my Council colleagues have been great to back this community led initiative to see new allotments created on part of an unused overgrown field. The big hurdle has been the site entrance off Greenbridge road and how to handle parking, but the £25,000 will make all the difference so that the idea becomes a reality!
Local residents and businesses are being asked to volunteer their time and money in a Challenge Anneka style approach to see the allotments set up in the next couple of months so we have real momentum. “