Help for dementia-friendly plot needed at Wellesbourne Allotments

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Wellesbourne Allotment Association treasurer Ken Manning and OSCARS Heather Brown

THE Wellesbourne Allotment Association is appealing to the local community to help create a Dementia Friendly Allotment.

The appeal for help comes after recent approval for grants from Stratford District Council and from Wellesbourne Parish Council totalling £2,580.

The money will be used to fund the basic landscaping of a plot on Wellesbourne Allotments on the Kineton Road, including the purchase of essential paving slabs and a large wooden shed, but more help is needed to transform the plot. There is also an appeal for an arbor style seat, for gardening tools for dementia plot users and for plants and compost.

Wellesbourne Allotment Association Treasurer Ken Manning said: “Most of us will know someone living with dementia. Wellesbourne is becoming a Dementia Friendly Community.”

We hope a local task force will be able to transform the plot in time for this year’s growing season and help to bring joy to users throughout the year.”

The association will also need help with the labour laying the 250 paving slabs, erecting the shed (once purchased) and painting the shed.

The association is working in conjunction with Heather Brown, the co-ordinator for the Oscars (Over Sixties Community and Recreation Scheme).

For the full story see this week’s Herald.