VOLUNTEERS have cleared an overgrown allotment at a Winsford School so children can start growing their own fruit and vegetables.

Adults with learning disabilities, who belong to an environmental green team at Vivocarechoices, have been working at The Grange Community Primary School on Brindley Avenue.

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Volunteers from the green team tackle weeds at an overgrown allotment at The Grange Community School

Senior support worker Donna Dobson said: "The Grange Community School has a number of allotments that they have struggled to maintain and had become very overgrown.

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The overgrown allotment at The Grange Community School

"The green team from Meadowbank Lodge Day Services approached the school to see if they would like some support. The school was very welcoming."

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The team has been cutting back overgrown weeds every Monday for the past eight weeks.

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After all the hard work, the allotments are now ready for children to start planting in the spring

"They have turned over the beds with a view to shaping each bed ready for children to start planting in the spring," said Donna.

This is one of a number of projects across Cheshire to help maintain and improve green space in the community.