Councillor Beverley Oxford opens the new allotment site

New Allotment Site Opens in Colchester

New allotments have officially opened in Colchester, giving green thumbs the chance to grow their own food straight from the vegetable patch.

The latest allotment to open is on Kirby Drive, after Colchester Council’s cabinet member for communities Beverley Oxford, performed the official opening.

A total of 38 plots have been created in the town by developers Taylor Wimpey, which is responsible for the new 700 home development at the former Severalls Hospital site in north Colchester.

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