Whitley Bay Community Allotment, a volunteer-run community garden providing small growing plots for local residents in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, has received funding to purchase numerous fruit trees as part of the Sizzling and Carling Community Action campaign, a Carling Made Local initiative that sees Great Britain’s number one lager brand support a range of local community projects across the UK.
Nominated for support by two local Sizzling pubs, The Hunting Lodge and Monkseaton Arms, Whitley Bay Community Allotment has been able to purchase several different types of heritage fruit tree, which will form the basis of their new community orchard site and sit alongside their ever popular and thriving
allotment. The orchard will benefit the health and wellbeing of an anticipated 400 people, by providing access to locally grown fruit as well as hosting various community events throughout the year (wassailing and tai-chi are planned).
On Monday 1 st April, to recognise their contribution to the project, staff from both of the local Sizzling pubs as well as representatives from Carling were invited to see the orchard site taking shape and help plant the first tree saplings. In addition to the fruit trees, the funding has been put towards secateurs,
loppers and an eco-friendly lawn mower, equipment items that will be readily used once the orchard has fully developed.
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