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Allotment support from Bardon Community Fund

Boom Leys allotments

Broom Leys Allotment Society receives a helping hand from Aggregate Industries

BROOM Leys Allotment Society has received a welcome boost from Aggregate Industries after receiving £5,500 in funding to improve the community facility, promote healthy eating and enhance biodiversity and the local environment.

The funding has been awarded to the Society from Aggregate Industries’ Bardon Community Fund, which was set up in 2017 to support local community initiatives around Bardon Hill Quarry, near Coalville in Leicestershire.

The company has committed £400,000 to support local causes over 10 years, with £40,000 of the fund released annually. This is available to applicable local projects such as community centres, voluntary groups, charities and other community initiatives that could make a difference to local people.

Broom Leys Allotment Society was chosen as a beneficiary, with £5,500 going towards on-site storage, installation of a compost toilet, disabled access, fencing and butterfly houses, as well as general improvements and support for the organization in promoting healthy eating and enhancing biodiversity in the local area.

Alan Turner from the Society said: ‘We are thrilled to receive the funding as part of Aggregate Industries’ Bardon Community Fund. With the improvements we have planned, we’re looking forward to working together with the community to demonstrate the importance of local ecosystems and engaging with the environment.’

Kirsten Hannaford-Hill, estates surveyor at Aggregate Industries, said: ‘We’re committed to supporting the local community and we’re delighted to provide Broom Leys Allotment Society with funding that will allow them to make such significant improvements to the allotments, which will have long-lasting benefits to those that use them.’

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