The Cowshed project

A project to create a wheelchair accessible community allotment has come on leaps and bounds since it started earlier this year.
Cowshed at Plot 17 - behind Bridport medical centre, has transformed from a grassy area to a beautiful allotment.


A project to create a wheelchair accessible community allotment has come on leaps and bounds since it started earlier this year.

Cowshed at Plot 17 - behind Bridport medical centre, now Ammonite Medical Centre - has transformed from a grassy area to a beautiful allotment with a social shelter and tool shed and is a place to come and reflect and help tend the vegetables and plant.

Many pitched in to help - by either offering funding, supplies and materials or helping make beds and planting - so a ‘thank you’ tea party was held for local organisations, businesses and members of the community.

The Cowshed is a new Health Champions project accessed by the Social Prescribing Team at Ammonite Medical Centre. The allotment is specially surfaced and designed to be accessible to all and people can appreciate nature, grow flowers, do DIY, share poetry and join the chat corner in the onsite social shelter.

The tea party was attended by the mayor, councillor Ian Bark, and mayoress, members of Bridport Rotary Club who provided the tool shed, representatives from businesses such as Stuart Hedway Pathing and Groundworks who gave their labour, by Bridport Building Supplies which provided the timber and by Stepping into Nature, which provided a grant. Mary, of the Cowshed at Plot 17, said: “A total of 50 people have contributed to the project, by making furniture, giving plants, making biscuits and creating artwork, as well as leaving donations at the medical centre.

“Bridport Town Council was thanked for its expertise and the groundworks it provided, as well as John Bright Fencing, which created a direct access with a new fence and gate.

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