11:00AM, Monday 15 August 2016
A popular gardening project in Marlow celebrated a third successful year in business with sunshine and sausages.
More than 50 people who use and support the Triangle scheme took the opportunity to enjoy a barbecue in the sunshine on Thursday as they marked another anniversary for the programme.
It was officially opened at the town's Hanging Hill allotments in March 2013 to provide an adapted space where people with disabilities and other special needs could safely grow plants, fruit and vegetables.
The decision to create the Triangle was made in December 2012 by the Marlow Allotments Association, which then spent several weeks clearing and landscaping the then derelict area.
Since then, the site, near Prospect Road, has seen its popularity grow, with at least a dozen people using it every week.
A wide range of groups and organisations are involved, including High Wycombe-based White Leaf Support and Talkback, both of which support people with learning difficulties, and Marlow's Sir Aubrey Ward House care home, in Prospect Road.
Sylvia Miller, former allotment association chairman and the scheme’s project coordinator, said she was thrilled to tick off another successful year - as well as having the chance to celebrate properly by bringing together the different groups which use and support the scheme, after last year's annual barbecue was washed out by rain.
She added: "I thought about having something the very first year to celebrate because it was such a success and it went down great.
"And as soon as soon as this barbecue is done I know they'll all be asking me when the next one will be."
Visit www.marlowallotments.org to find out more about the Marlow Allotment Association and the Triangle project.
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