Local loo gets MP's approval - The Leamington Observer

Local loo gets MP's approval

Ian Hughes 30th Aug, 2017   0

MP Matt Western answered the call to launch a new eco-toilet at a Leamington allotments.

The Warwick and Leamington gave his blessing to the environmentally-friendly convenience installed at St Mary’s Allotments.

The French-made loo is designed to make allotmenting accessible to the wider range of people now using the sowing and growing at the plots, and will also help to host community events, such as last month’s free outdoor theatre show.

Plot-holders use keys and it operates through sun and wind power alone, with the purchase made possible by a National Lottery grant.

Mr Western, like his Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, has a fondness for allotment gardening, and was full of praise for the efforts of plot-holders at St Mary’s.

He said: “It was an honour to open the brand new eco-toilet at St Mary’s Allotments. It is such a great community initiative and good for the environment. Thanks to all those who came along to the event in the rain and I hope that the eco-toilet helps make allotments more accessible to the local community.”

A spokesman for the allotments said: “We are thrilled that Matt launched the new facility and got to see the allotments in such fine form. The eco-toilet really blends in with the surroundings and will improve inclusivity and widen the number of people who can take up plots and benefit from the healthy and therapeutic hobby of allotment gardening.”


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