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Moor Pool Allotment Shop and Support Area

As part of the s106 compensation agreement £12,000 has been earmarked to provide additional allotment facilities in the form of an allotment shop and growing area. These will be located at the rear of the old Harborne Tenants builders yard off Wentworth Gate. Moor Pool is unusual in that there are a number of different allotment areas. This means that currently there is no central area for the supply of allotment materials.
The work on this area is now underway and MPHT has agreed initial expenditure with the Birmingham City planning department.

The Moor Pool Heritage Trust has received planning approval for the first stage of the restoration of the Nettlefold Ecology Centre. This is the completion of the allotment support area at the rear of the building.

Currently the area is overgrown with left over rubbish from its previous use as the builders yard storage area. The land slopes down towards the main building which has necessitated creating three levels with ramps and steps to link them.

The lower level along the rear of the building will provide access from the single side gate and eventually the new door into the main building.

The allotment area will be self contained initially, as plans are finalised and funding put in place for the restoration of the main building. The commercial size greenhouse will provide the opportunity for complimentary Key Stage learning opportunities for smaller visiting groups. The allotment store will be used for storage of material, tools and clothing. A double gate replacing the existing gate will provide access for deliveries. The site will be a centralised location for the delivery of allotment support materials.

Key Features

  • Allotment materials and tool store.

  • Access ramps to all levels.

  • Commercial size greenhouse for plant propogation and educational delivery.

  • Provision of raised allotment beds.

  • Water collection facility.

  • Seating.

  • WC.

  • Hedge restoration.

The greenhouse was bought from Bournville College when the site moved from Bristol Road. The greenhouse is substantial and took over 2 weeks to dismantle.
Hopefully you will be able to buy a range of things at the allotment shop. This could include seeds, fertiliser etc. Let us know if you have any suggestions.

Canes/sundries etc

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