New resource for community allotments
Tilbury Douglas have stepped in to replace an outdated storage shed at the Anne Turner Memorial allotments under the YOR4Good initiative. Work for the North Ferriby charity was identified and initiated by the contractor while on site in nearby Hessle delivering a new development for St Anne’s Special School.
The Anne Turner Memorial Allotments are open to the public, and allotment holders often undertake fundraising for charities and the local school. However, as a registered charity themselves, their own funding suffered a blow when equipment was stolen from their storage shed which has impacted their ability to provide resources and fundraising for the community.
Tilbury Douglas will contribute labour and resources to safely remove and dispose of the outdated and insecure structure, prepare the ground and provide a secure concrete shed as a replacement.
A letter from the beneficiary describes how the allotments “have massive benefits to our health 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 in the allotment copse area” and goes on to say “The allotments are run by volunteers, the communal grassed areas and hedges are also maintained by volunteers. Our new allotment building will give security and 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.”