Council green light for allotment plan

Sue Mc Entee
Sue Mc Entee

A KIMBERLEY resident has won the support of local councillors to start up a community allotment for the unemployed.

Susan McEntee put her idea to Kimberley Town Council last Thursday and won its seal of approval, with Cllr Mary McGuckin saying she would work on the project with her.

Ms McEntee came up with the idea for the community allotment to get the unemployed back into work, and to supply local supermarkets with locally-grown produce.

Kimberley Town Council chairman Roy Plumb described it as a ‘superb idea’.

“I think the idea is a superb one and we will support it 100 per cent.”

Cllr Plumb said the town council could not offer any land and Ms McEntee would have to approach Broxtowe Borough Council.

Cllr McGuckin who represents the town on the borough council said she would work alongside Ms McEntee on the project.

“I have a particular passion for community allotments. They have a similar thing in Stapleford and I would be more than happy to work with you on it,” she said,

Ms McEntee, of Truman Street said it would be particularly good for school-leavers struggling to find work.