Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald in Coronation Street) visits the Growing Newsome Community Allotment – media roundup

Simon Gregson with Growing Newsome Thank you very much to Simon Gregson for visiting our community allotment on Tuesday 28th July 2015. He came to see how we’ve spent our Lottery funding to make our community allotment easier for our volunteers to look after. We were also celebrating reaching the Finals of the National Lottery Awards – a huge achievement for our little bunch of food growers. Have a look at our Growing for All Seasons page for more details about our lottery-funded project.

Our thanks to Vicci Moyles from the National Lottery Promotions Unit for organising Simon’s visit, and to all the press and media who turned out on a rainy Tuesday morning to help share our story. For those who have lost track of our mini media frenzy, here’s a roundup of all the links so that you can listen, watch and read again.
 


ITV Calendar

ITV Calendar filming at our allotment

ITV Calendar filming at our allotment

Watch ITV Calendar again:

Corrie favourite gets green fingers in support of allotments
 


BBC Radio Leeds

Radio Leeds at our allotment

Radio Leeds at our allotment

Listen again to BBC Radio Leeds:

Simon Gregson visits Growing Newsome

Video clip from BBC Radio Leeds:

Corrie star Steve McDonald – aka actor Simon Gregson – with Diane Sims from the Growing Newsome Community Allotment project.
 


Pulse Radio

Pulse Radio at our allotment

Pulse Radio at our allotment

Listen again to Pulse Radio:

Steve McDonald from Coronation Street in Huddersfield

 


Huddersfield Examiner

Coronation Street’s Steve McDonald actor Simon Gregson gets green-fingered at Growing Newsome to help them win National Lottery public vote

Huddersfield Examiner photo gallery from our allotment

Gallery – Coronation Street Steve McDonald actor Simon Gregson at Growing Newsome

 


Horticulture Week

Coronation Street star promotes lottery awards at allotment project
 


Soaplife magazine

Feature in Soaplife magazine

 


Twitter selection

 


Facebook selection

Live in Kirklees facebook post about our allotment

YWT facebook post about our allotment
 


Our photo gallery

Carole Palmer, Simon Gregson, Pat Burt
Thank you very much to the National Lottery Promotions Unit for arranging for photographer Mark to come along and record the day’s events for us. You can see his great photos in our gallery:

Simon Gregson at our allotment – Flickr gallery

Community Allotment Open Morning – 8th August 2015

Simon Gregson picking red currants for Growing Newsome

Corrie star Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald) picking redcurrants at our allotment.

Everyone gets a warm welcome at our allotment – whatever the weather.

We welcomed Corrie’s Simon Gregson recently – he came to see how we’ve spent our Lottery funding to make our community allotment easier for our volunteers to look after. But it’s not just TV stars who get to take the tour.

Please come and have a look around at our next open day:

Community Allotment Open Morning
Saturday 8th August 2015
from 10am to 12 noon

Venue: Ashenhurst Avenue allotments, entrance between 67 & 69 Ashenhurst Avenue, Newsome HD4 6PX

We all look after the allotment together, as none of us could manage an allotment on our own. We share in the planning, sowing and growing – then share out what we pick. We also use some of the produce for meals at our community events.

We are always looking for new volunteers. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to grow on an allotment but needs a bit of help, or anyone who has advice to offer to other growers. Please come along to meet us and find out more.

Allotment open day poster (pdf)

28 July 2015. Coronation Street star Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald) visiting the Growing Newsome allotment in Huddersfield.

Coronation Street star Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald) visiting the Growing Newsome community allotment in Huddersfield.

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The Kirklees Summer Show in Greenhead Park on the same day.

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