Cllr Westcott commented: "Gardening on an allotment offers plot holders a sense of achievement as well as reducing stress and maintaining health and well-being. We are delighted to be able to help allotment holders with easier access to their plots, to ensure they can continue to be part of the allotment community.”
David Archer, Chairperson of the Minehead Allotment Society said: “The new parking area has been a tremendous success as some of our elderly allotment holders are now able to bring their partners to the allotment and enjoy the whole day at the site.
The new parking area has also had the added benefit of removing additional vehicles from parking in Periton Way.
People really enjoy their allotments; this site is at full capacity. In fact there is only one allotment vacancy in the whole of Minehead and Alcombe at present.”
The new parking area was funded through developer contributions for improvements in Periton Way.
Photo: (From L to R) David Archer, Chair of Minehead Allotment Society, Cllr Tony Berry, Mayor of Minehead, Cllr Paul Grierson, Chair of the Minehead Town Council Allotment Society and Alcombe District and Minehead Town and Cllr Dave Westcott, Lead Member for Community at West Somerset Council.
- Bruce Lang, Corporate Director, West Somerset Council, 01984 635200