Neil Barku and Jodie Phillips have been licensees at The Queens Arms for nearly two years. The grounds on the site are extensive – there is a car park and fenced off play area for younger customers, also five berths with electric plug-in points for caravans, plus a small field which can be utilised for local village events.
Historically, there were 6 allotments on the site, which sadly fell into disuse when the Council could not afford their upkeep.
Neil and Jodie were keen to re-establish the allotments, providing tools and a shed. The allotments would then be let out for a nominal fee of £1 per annum, with the proviso that 10% of the produce grown is donated back to the pub. This will then appear on the pub menu. A monthly market will also be held
Outcomes so far:
- The local school has taken one of the allotments and volunteers are helping to get the rest into shape.
- The first market was held on 22nd July 2017.
- It is expected that all the allotments will be up and running in time for the next planting season.
Lessons to Learn
- A project doesn’t have to cost a great deal to have a big impact.
- A great example of an imaginative project, which is benefiting the community
|Total Project Costs||3700.00|
|Contribution from Licensee||700.00|
|CSF Grant (if applicable)||3000.00|
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