Roby Mill

Established in March 2010, Roby Mill was the first site that the CFG project helped to set up and is still going strong.   A picturesque setting in the middle of the village, the site is leased from the Methodist Church and houses 11 plots.

Background

A Steering Group was formed at a Public Meeting in December 2009 and met regularly through the winter to develop the group and the plans for the site.

Set-up

Two work weekends were organised for site clearance and following a second public meeting on March 2nd the group had a constitution and its first committee. Work began in earnest in Spring 2010 to create the 11 allotment plots, orchard and wildlife area.

Now

The group have a communal shed for tool storage and although there is no mains water, they secured permission from the Methodist Church to use the water run-off from the church hall roof. A system was rigged up to capture the run-off and is working well.