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Council grows access to Castledawson Allotments

Mid Ulster District Council has carried out improvements at Castledawson allotments to assist keen gardeners with mobility issues to use the plots and realise the significant health and psychological benefits that come from allotment gardening.

Funded by the Department for Communities Access and Inclusion Programme, work was carried out to widen and create surfaced pathways, raised beds, including six that are suitable for wheelchair users.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Paul McLean welcomed the on site improvements, saying:

“Unfortunately it is all too common that allotments are not accessible to people with disabilities. Making an allotment a safe and welcoming green space that’s accessible to all can change individual lives for the better. By improving opportunities for active outdoor recreation and organic food production, we can also improve the physical and mental well-being of the local community.”

A limited number of plots at Castledawson allotments are still available and enquiries can be made to the Council’s Parks team on 028 8772 8690 or email parks@midulstercouncil.org

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