Gorleston allotments open day raises money for site funds

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

Selwyn Road allotments in Gorleston have held their annual open gardens event.

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

Bunting was hung up early by volunteers and they also set out chairs, tables and gazebos.

Visitors were greeted by eight-year-old Alyssa Hammersley and mayor Kerry Robinson Payne opened the day and praised the beautiful gardens and the volunteers who gave up their time to organise the day.

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

She spoke about the health and social benefits that allotments have and said she was amazed at the range of colourful crops and flowers grown.

Cup of teas and homemade cakes were given to visitors.

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James


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Allotment site secretary Kenny Westgate said: 'Altogether £80 was raised for site funds, but the main reason for opening the gardens was to celebrate allotmenting in general.

'It's been a challenging year for the site with repeated break-ins, arson and vandalism.'

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

The allotment open day. Picture: Cullen James

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