Growing demand for Llannon allotments
9:10am Sunday 1st July 2012 in News
LLANNON’S community allotments have been officially opened by the chair of Carmarthenshire County Council – and there is already a waiting list for the second phase.
New council chair Cllr Siân Thomas cut the ribbon to open the allotments site close to Llannon Primary School.
Gardeners have already signed up for all 22 allotments in the current phase of the project run by Dan Snaith, a local resident and Carmarthenshire project officer for Keep Wales Tidy.
The committee set up to organise the allotments applied for a lease from Carmarthenshire Council, for 21 years, and were also successful in their application for a £5,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
Llannon Community Council also donated £500 toward the project, to cover legal costs.
Dan’s father Phil Snaith, who is allotments secretary, said: “The community now has an environmental asset for community growing and potential sharing of a community orchard with the school in the coming years.
“Making it possible to grow cheap, fresh fruit and veg together with it being a ‘green gym’, the scheme has also become a valuable addition to Llannon’s village life.”