Spadework could be done to provide more Brigg people with allotments – columnist Nigel Fisher suggests
TODAY Brigg People - www.briggpeople.co.uk - would like to plant a seed of an idea which we hope may grow into something meaningful.
The huge popularity of allotments in the town makes us wonder whether more plots could be made available for hire to green-fingered types wishing to pledge to veg.
Part of the former railway yard – behind Albert Street – would seem ideal, with wheelbarrow/pedestrian access off Bigby Road and a second, wider way in from Station Road.
This land has been fallow for well over 30 years, British Railways having closed the goods yard and reduced our station to the status of a halt.
A good number of allotments could be fashioned on part of the old rail yard, still leaving room for Stennett's market, general auctions and August's Brigg Horse Fair.
Demand has often exceeded supply for the allotments on Redcombe Lane and Grammar School Road.
It is a real success story for Brigg Town Council, which rents out the plots and manages the sites.
Would a third allotment site be worth a spot of spadework to see if the idea holds water?
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