Security fencing will go up at an allotment site after natural produce enthusiasts received a £9,700 grant from the national lottery.

The Kingsley Allotment Society was awarded the grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All, reported the Northwich Guardian.

Along with security fencing at the site, the money will be spent on improving rabbit proofing, a new drive and a small car park.

Brian Leehiff, chairman of the society told the newspaper: "We’re getting the basic structure and by next spring people will be starting to plant."

The Kingsley Allotment Society is part of the Kingsley Transition Initiative, which was set up in 2009 to make the village a more eco-friendly place.

Starting off with only 25 people, it has grown into an 80-strong team of people interested in growing fresh fruit and vegetables.

With planning permission also under their belt, the team will begin readying the land to get it in shape for growing.

Wokingham Council is proposing to install higher security fencing at an allotment following several burglaries.

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