A grand opening for the shed

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Gaily coloured bunting waved in the breeze as Leighton Buzzard mayor Cllr Ray Berry cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Weston Avenue Allotments Community Shed.

This is no ordinary shed – it’s the focal point for allotment holders on the site and will store tools and equipment as well as being used as a hub for social activities and events.

It’s also been a labour of love for everyone involved, from members who gave generous donations to those who not only ensured the project was up and running, but also prepared the ground and helped complete the building work.

Its most illustrious resident - rodent remover Louis the cat – is reportedly delighted with the new facility.

Leighton Linslade Allotment Association (LLAA) spokesman Mark McGarvie said: “The shed has been nicknamed ‘the cabin’ and there’s plenty of seating around for people to meet and socialise.”

The Leighton Buzzard Allotment Assocation was originally established in 2011 in response to the threat of housing development on the site.The name was changed this year to reflect the inclusion of Alwins Field allotment members.

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