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.
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.
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.
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.