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Allotments’ water supply switched off amid climate crisis fears

Written on March 27, 2021

Newport’s allotment holders have had their water switched off temporarily in the face of the climate crisis, but town councillors say a sustainable and environmentally-friendly permanent solution could be found next month.

Newport Town Council withdrew the water supply to allotments in the town to try and reduce water waste, said councillor Lyn Fowler.

It prompted fears from some allotment holders that, with summers becoming drier and warmer, their plants would suffer.

Earlier this month the town council agreed to provide water containers at the Meadow View and Boughey Road sites as a “temporary measure”, but councillor Fowler said that some “exciting” long-term, sustainable solutions have been put forward in discussions with the allotment holders.

Full story: Shropshire Star


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