New compost loo opens at community allotments

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 June 2016

Opening of new compost loo, by Lucy Sheppard from Greggs Foundation funding.

Opening of new compost loo, by Lucy Sheppard from Greggs Foundation funding.

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A community allotment in Weston-super-Mare has a new addition, which means volunteers can spend more time on their vegetables without worrying about where to spend a penny.

National charity the Greggs Foundation has funded a new compost loo at the Growing Together allotments on the Bournville estate.

Growing Together is a community project run by social housing provider Alliance Homes and it works with the For All Healthy Living Centre to provide activities for people interested in volunteering, gardening and cooking.

Project lead Matthew White said: “Since starting to run courses on the allotment site at the Great Rhyne Gardens, the project has had to hire a portaloo and the ongoing cost of this as well as the environmental impact, led us to apply for funding for a purpose-built facility on site. Huge thanks go to the Greggs Foundation for the money and to Somerset Wood Recycling for the great design.

“This year volunteer numbers have soared and so these facilities have been completed just in time.”

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