The Westview community centre allotment project is now in full swing. Project manager Jamie Shields takes up the story ....

"With local business JJP building services providing the groundworks and developing the area ready for a brand new and exciting allotment space, things are looking greener for Eden Avenue and Fleetwood.

A community space with a purpose, the allotment project is a coalition of ideas from the Healthier Fleetwood partnership and the community, for who this project is intended for.

A modern design with accessibility for everyone , it is an all-inclusive and exciting new concept for allotments that has been developed to encourage residents of Fleetwood to be more green fingered and involved with green spaces to improve mental and physical health.

Open to everyone, the allotment project aims to be completed by the end of the month, taking on volunteers early February 2018 who will learning how to grow fruit and veg, cook and prepare what is grown and produced, gain additional skills to increase employaility: and improve mental and physical health through social interaction and outdoor engagement."

Funding for this project and 5 more to follow delivered by Healthier Fleetwood has been provided by the Walney Extension Community Fund on behalf of Orsted (formerly DONG Energy).

This is an amazing concept that is free for the people of Fleetwood, however numbers for volunteering will be limited. If you are interested please contact Westview community centre: 01253 870133 regarding the allotment project."

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Healthier Fleetwood is a not-for-profit organisation supporting the physical and mental health of the Town's residents by connecting them to each other, services and voluntary groups in the community. As an individual's confidence grows they take more control of their own wellbeing and an active role in the decisions that affect them. We are independent of but work in close partnership with the many organisations supporting the community.

Contact us by email: listening@healthierfleetwood.co.uk

Answerphone: 07399 093835

(We will return your call as soon as possible but this is not a 24 hour service)