Fun day to mark re-opening of Greenisland allotments

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, officially re-opened Greenisland Allotment Gardens on Saturday during a community fun day. INCT 25-701-CON
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, officially re-opened Greenisland Allotment Gardens on Saturday during a community fun day. INCT 25-701-CON

Greenisland Allotment Gardens have been officially re-opened by the new Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Councillor Audrey Wales MBE welcomed members of the community to a fun day which included grow your own workshops, scarecrow making, bee hotel building and face painting.

Cllr Wales said “Due to a number of development issues with Greenisland Allotment Gardens over the past year, Mid and East Antrim Council have made a number of significant improvements to the site including new fencing and gating.

“There will be a series of workshops delivered by the Conservation Volunteers onsite each weekend throughout the summer, beginning today, which I hope plot holders and the local community will take advantage of.”

Allotment gardening, she added, can provide a number of benefits such as the opportunity to produce a wide range of inexpensive healthy vegetables, whilst at the same time providing physical exercise in the outdoors.

MEA Council also has allotment sites at Eden and Larne. To find out more or to apply for a plot, visit www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/allotments