Barbara has presented the Green Pennant National Award to Don Booth of Tindall Street Allotments in Barton, Eccles. It was the first time that allotments in the North West have received the award, which recognises the UKs best parks and green spaces.
Barbara, Salford’s Mayor Cllr George Wilson and Barton ward councillor, Dave Jolley attended the event which recognised many years of hard work to restore and develop the allotments at Tindall Street. There is a community garden, a sensory garden and a junior garden as well as a community orchard at Tindall Street.
Don Booth, chair of the Tindall Street Allotment Association, was widely praised for his work in pulling together funding from many sources and work from many different community groups to develop and restore the allotments.
“Congratulations to Don Booth and all the groups and individuals who have worked to make Tindall Street allotments so productive for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers. The many gardens on the site also make it a delight to visit and there are interesting aspects to the layout and design of the gardens.
“Don has worked with the Community payback workers to restore parts of the allotment site which had become derelict. They have cleared the land for the community orchard and put in a path alongside the allotments. This has meant that the gardens and parts of the allotment site are accessible for people with disabilities and that is very welcome.
“This is a great example of someone with vision with help from Salford Council, Salford PCT, local charities and community groups pulling together to create a great resource for individuals, families and the local community.”
Barbara with Don Booth, chairman of Tindall Street Allotment Association and Barton ward councillor Dave Jolley