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New shed at Anne Memorial Allotments

New Shed at Anne Turner Memorial Allotments

A Registered charity, the Anne Turner Memorial Allotments in North Ferriby, became in need of some support itself, after a storage shed was broken into and equipment stolen.

The old shed

The break-in made it difficult for volunteers to provide resources for the community, carry out fundraising for the village primary school and support other social events throughout the year.


Removing the roof
Asbestos roofing had to be safely removed from site

Fortunately building, infrastructure and engineering company Tilbury Douglas stepped in and have replaced the old shed with a brand-new one, under the YOR4Good initiative.


While on site in nearby Hessle delivering a new development for St Anne’s Special School, the contractor identified and developed the work on the public allotments, providing labour and resources to safely remove and dispose of the outdated and insecure structure, prepare the ground and provide a secure concrete shed as a replacement.

Tree planting
Allotment volunteers planting trees

The allotments were presented in a Declaration of Trust Deed to the Parish of North Ferriby, by relatives of the eponymous Victorian merchant family in 1905, after the death of Mrs Anne Turner in 1902.

The allotments have massive benefits to villagers lives and wellbeing, as well as being an important and diverse habitat for wildlife and the flora and fauna growing there – including rare elm tree saplings.

Flowers on the allotments
The allotments in bloom

A letter from the allotment representatives goes on to say:

“Our new allotment building will give peace of mind that all our equipment is stored securely now and well into the future.  A huge thank you Tilbury Douglas and the Yor4Good grant scheme.”

Allotment holders also tweeted: “We are feeling proud of our new shed, thank you. ”

YOR4Good provides grants of up to £10,000 to community groups to support local economic regeneration projects and is funded by donations of cash or benefits in kind from contractors and consultants, when they’re awarded projects through our frameworks.