‘It was quite a project’ said Joan Russell, Allotment Co-ordinator ‘with 5 sheds of varying sizes to paint including a summerhouse. We also refurbished the boundary fencing which was extensive and all the raised beds which are made from wooden palisades.’
It took the volunteers 3 to 4 weeks to complete the task working every Wednesday and Friday morning. Fortunately during this time the weather was mild and dry, only when the refurbishment was completed did the weather deteriorate. They are now planning another trip to Community RePaint Castle Morpeth to collect mineral felt paint to help protect the roof of the summerhouse which has since developed a leak.
Joan went onto say ‘Robert Moore the project co-ordinator at our local project was extremely helpful and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to have access to paint through this scheme. It has proved invaluable.’