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Police donation to benefit Tonbridge community allotment

A community allotment in Tonbridge is set to benefit from a police donation of £400.The money will be used to assist a project run by the Listening Ear, an initiative supported by local community support officers, which helps people with their general wellbeing.

The donation came from the Kent Police Property Fund which distributes money from the sale of unclaimed lost property or items seized during police operations. Money raised from the fund is distributed to local groups which provide a service to communities in Kent.

The community allotment is located in Waveney Road, and overseen by the Trench Community Partnership, which is made up of a number of agencies including Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Kent Police. The funds will be used to help buy seeds, shrubs, and plants so that people can continue to grow fruit and vegetables throughout the year. The money will also provide a membrane to prepare the allotment for next year.

PCSO Linda Baker said: ‘The Listening Ear remains an important local resource which aims to help people who may feel isolated or anxious. Visitors to the community allotment are not only learning how to grow their own produce, but more importantly are developing the confidence to come out and meet other people.’

Anyone interested in taking part in the community allotment project should email PCSO Baker at [email protected]

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