Sprowston residents invited to greenhouse meeting

Green fingers or just some budding ideas? Either way you will be welcome at the Sprowston Community Greenhouses tomorrow (August 9), 6-8pm, to see the facilities available and meet your neighbours.

Ideas are being sought about how the two large greenhouses at the Sprowston Community Hub in Aslake Close can best contribute to the community in Sprowston.

Anyone who turns up will be offered refreshments and have the chance to try a relevant activity such as potting seedlings.

The Grow Your Community Network, supported by Broadland District Council, now has access to the greenhouses and is keen for local residents to get involved. No experience is necessary.

“We just want people to come along, see what’s here and share any thoughts they might have about how to use this great facility,” said Mike Ellard from the Sprowston Grow Your Community Network. “It will be totally informal. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been inside a greenhouse before or if you’re completely green-fingered. We’d like any thoughts about the best way forward – whether that’s through a gardening club or private plots or a mixture of uses.”

“The town council and the Grow Your Community Network is working hard to give residents as many opportunities as possible and this is a great chance for Sprowston residents to get involved with something new in the community,” said David Willmott, Broadland District Council’s member champion for community engagement. “All residents are invited to share their ideas and have a go at gardening with this new community asset. I look forward to seeing the results.”

If you would like to attend the meeting about the Sprowston greenhouses and get involved please email growyourcommunity@broadland.gov.uk or call 01603 430138.

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