Colne pub to grow its own fruit and veg

People involved in the new community garden scheme on property near the Admiral Lord Rodney pub in Colne.
People involved in the new community garden scheme on property near the Admiral Lord Rodney pub in Colne.

a COLNE pub is setting up a community garden to grow fruit and vegetables to give away to local residents.

Land near to the Admiral Lord Rodney in Waterside is being transformed by a group of regulars, and local firm Northern Polytunnels has offered the use of equipment to help get the scheme off the ground.

Organisers are also hoping to involve children from West Street Primary School by getting them to plant their own fruit and vegetables, and wild flowers will also be planted for hanging baskets to improve the area.

Pendle councillor Ann Kerrigan, who works at the pub, said: “A group of us thought it would be nice to grow our own fruit and vegetables.

“We went to Northern Polytunnels and spoke to Ian Wolfenden, who agreed that we could use polytunnels there. Anybody who wants to join us in planting fruit and vegetables is welcome to do so.

“In the long term, we hope to produce home-made drinks and work with local allotment groups.”

For dates and times of the volunteers’ meetings, go to www.theadmirallordrodney.co.uk