Plans for £65k allotment project outlined

Dec 20, 2021 | GHC, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Mental health

For years the Montpellier allotment and green space at Horton Road, Gloucester, has provided an invaluable resource.

The half-acre site, with its log cabin, greenhouses, vegetable and raised beds, chicken coop and orchard, is accessed daily for engagement and productive development opportunities by people accessing the Trust’s services countywide, as well as organisations such as Adult Education Gloucestershire. However, the site and its facilities are well overdue much needed investment and refurbishment.

Victoria Woodruff, Senior Occupational Therapist and EAP Team Leader at Montpellier Low Secure Unit, Wotton Lawn Hospital, has recently secured £65,000 of funding for a redevelopment project which is being led in-house by herself and Expert by Experience Kevin Mackenzie. The pair have formed a joint working party to oversee the project, and have made this short film to outline their plans, which include improved site accessibility, a new environmentally-sustainable cabin (complete with working toilet facilities), and a new henhouse for the site’s six chickens.

For more information, to share ideas and comments, or to get involved in the project, please contact Victoria or Kevin on 01452 894579 (Montpellier Unit), or email victoria.woodruff@ghc.nhs.uk.

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