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ARBROATHIANS are invited to take part in an allotment project next week.

On Tuesday, October 30, residents can help the Healthy Happy Communities project’s Make a Difference Day to clear and prepare the allotment ground for winter.

The health project works with the community to focus on helping young people develop their knowledge of health and nutrition.

The project is particularly aimed at young families and children under five to generate an interest in growing and cooking fresh healthy food.

The project is looking for volunteers with an interest in gardening and some spare time to take part in Make A Difference Day.

Volunteers will carry out essential tasks such as weeding, trimming, painting sheds and benches and levelling the last piece of waste ground.

Local nursery children will visit in the afternoon to plant pumpkins for Hallowe’en 2013.

Healthy Happy Communities Project manager, Shona Burge said: “It really has been a bumper year for the allotment with lots of fresh produce having been harvested over the summer and we have been delighted with the ongoing support and interest from the local community for this project.

“The Make A Difference Day is an important day as it will mean that many of the gardening jobs will be able to be completed before winter sets in.

“We would welcome any offers of help and would encourage people to pop in on the day.

“The volunteers are still looking for a petrol strimmer and a hand push lawn mower. So if anyone is doing a shed clear-out before the winter we would be glad to take them off your hands.”