WAGS in search for allotments!
CHERYL Cole and Coleen Rooney are more likely to be seen shopping for designer handbags than throwing manure on the vegetable patch, but in Widdington the wags are made of sterner stuff. A green-fingered group known as the Widdington Allotment Gardening
CHERYL Cole and Coleen Rooney are more likely to be seen shopping for designer handbags than throwing manure on the vegetable patch, but in Widdington the wags are made of sterner stuff.
A green-fingered group known as the Widdington Allotment Gardening Society (WAGS) has a growing membership and bags of enthusiasm - all they need now is an allotment.
The members of the flourishing community allotment scheme are desperate to get their hands dirty, but a shortage of available land is thwarting their horticultural ambitions.
The WAGS are now calling on land owners to rent them space to grow fruit and vegetables.
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In recent months members have signed up to the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) but the group is still to plant its first seed.
When asked about the lack of allotments in Widdington, Gary Dunnett said: "You have to start somewhere. If you build it they will come. We are planting the seeds and building a group for the good of the village.
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"As our WAGS club grows I am sure one of the many land owners will see the benefits and rent an acre to us."
The aim of the club is to bring together local gardeners and those who would like an allotment in the village.
"There are a lots of green-fingered gardeners in Widdington who'd like to grow fruit and vegetables together and share tips and give talks to the wider community," said Mr Dunnett.
Villagers interested in joining the WAGS are invited to telephone treasurer Garrett Devine on 01799 542506.
The next meeting of the WAGS will be held at the Fleur de Lys pub at 7.30pm in Widdington on Wednesday March 3. Cheryl and Coleen are not expected to attend.