SEND Community Allotment – Example of Good Practice
Sapling Road Community Allotments
One of the hidden gems located in the Rumworth area is Sapling Road Allotments, located on Sapling Road in Rumworth.
A conversation between ourselves and a member of the committee (Geoff Anderson) informed us that whilst there are no permanent allotments available and a lengthy wait list, they do have possession of 2 community plots which are available for groups to work on. There does not need to be communication to ensure that works do not clash with what has already been done but the site is all on one level and easily accessible to those with limited mobility. There are currently no toilets on site, but fundraising is taking place to try and purchase a compost toilet which although not accessible is certainly a good start.
It is an extremely calm and serene place despite location and an easily accessible reachable location for children and young people to enjoy the benefits of being outside in nature. There is ample parking nearby as well as local bus routes.