Community Orchard

posted 15 Jan 2016, 03:35 by Brian Dukes
Thursday, January 7, 2016 THE HEREFORD TIMES
Housing group unveils community
orchard at new £1.5m development
A HOUSING group has planted a community orchard at its new £1.5 million development in a Herefordshire village, Mordiford.

Kemble Housing unveiled the orchard, featuring a mix of apple, pear and plum trees, at the development in Mordiford which was officially opened in the summer.
WM Housing Group delivered the scheme for Kemble.

It is made up of 12 family homes at Shepherds Orchard which were built to help address a shortage of affordable housing in the village.

The development includes a play area and allotments.

Ten people have signed up for an allotment so far with some already preparing the ground ready to plant up.

DIG IN: Cliff Morden (left), director of Cutting Edge which helped with the project, with (back, from left) Nick Edge, development project manager at WM Housing, Councillor David Lloyd, Dormington and Mordiford Parish Council, Jan Ashton-Jones, Dormington and Mordiford Parish Council. Front (from left): Helen Edwards, customer and community engagement officer at Kemble, Karen Pritchard, Kemble's assistant director, Sarah Harrison-Branter, customer and community engagement manager at Kemble. Right is Greg Pipps, Cutting Edge's grounds maintenance operative