Fire-hit farm scheme gets a £5,000 makeover

The Greenslate winners with celebrity architect George Clarke (right) who presented the award
The Greenslate winners with celebrity architect George Clarke (right) who presented the award

Greenslate Community Farm in Orrell was a regional winner in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition, scooping £5,000 worth of materials and labour.

The prize will go towards rebuilding a shed wrecked by fire at the community resource which provides volunteering, training, education and therapeutic activities for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Volunteer Steven Melling said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to have won. We lost a lot of equipment in the barn fire, so the £5,000 will help us make the repairs and replace what was lost.”