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Free transport offer for Keighley over-55s project
10:00am Sunday 24th February 2013 in Keighley
Free transport is being laid on for older people who want to use a special allotment run by Keighley Shares.
The group’s Branching Out scheme allows over-55s to keep fit and socialise by growing fresh vegetables and herbs.
Other people volunteer to be ‘buddies’ for people who need a little support to use the allotment, which is at Royd Ings Avenue.
Keighley Shares co-ordinator, Shona Grange, said Bradford Community Partnership and the Winter Warmth Programme had provided cash to pay for minibus transport.
She added the police station, which is near the allotment, had also offered a couple of parking spaces for users who had vehicles.
Mrs Grange said: “There is a warm workshop at the allotment and plenty of tea and coffee, so even if the weather is bad, we hope people will join us.
“The people who have attended so far have had a fantastic time and have made friends.
“We hope people will take away some fresh vegetables or herbs for their own use.”
Over-55s wishing to attend, and others willing to be buddies, should contact Andy Sheppard or Mrs Grange on 01274 482438.