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Volunteers plotting success with Finsbury Park allotment

PUBLISHED: 09:16 21 July 2013

Volunteers from Partners For Improvement in Islington and St Saviour’s Church standing proud

Volunteers from Partners For Improvement in Islington and St Saviour’s Church standing proud

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Green-fingered Finsbury Park volunteers have celebrated the launch of a community allotment in a disused church garden.

The project saw staff from Partners For Improvement in Islington and St Saviour’s Church team up to construct 12 timber planters, lay 14 tonnes of soil and even out three tonnes of surrounding wood chippings donated by Islington Council.

Rows of vegetable seedlings and seeds were also planted before a barbecue and welcome drinks at last month’s launch.

The project was the fruits of a conversation between Philippa Wooldridge, Partners’ Anti-Social Behaviour Team Leader, and Alex Thornton, Community Minister for the Tollington Parish.

Canon David Bird, vicar of Tollington Parish, which includes St Saviour’s church, said: “I am delighted that so many people are responding positively to this wonderful project.”

Sharon Pearce, Managing Director of Partners, said: “We’re very proud to be part of such a fantastic community project.

“Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved, local people will enjoy and benefit from these allotments for years to come.”


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