A community group is celebrating after a campaign to create allotments in Ordsall finally pays off with an official opening taking place next month.
The Ordsall Community Allotment Society (OCAS) was formed six years ago by a number of local residents of the Salford estate keen to see the creation of new growing spaces. The group felt the introduction of new allotments would promote healthier living through better diet and improved exercise and help improve the appearance of the brownfield site of the former Ordsall District Centre which was recently demolished.
More than 24 individual plots have now been created – including a number of raised beds for those with mobility issues – alongside a new community garden.
The remainder of the site, located on Robert Hall Street, is to be redeveloped by LPC Living, the urban regeneration specialist owned by the Pervaiz Naviede Family Trust with plans to be unveiled later this year.
The allotments will be officially opened by the Mayor of Salford on Wednesday 4 June at 2.30pm.