Pollination Street proved its worth

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It’s hard to put into words the Incredible Harvest festival on Sunday.

Pollination Street was a blaze of colour.

The IET community had gathered together to put on this amazing event.

People arrived in there droves and the atmosphere was fantastic with community spirit and goodwill spreading around the wonderful venue that Pollination St has provided.

It was a fantastic opportunity to taste local food and purchase local produce from the market.

The volunteer chefs and IET participants were rewarded for their efforts with an endless stream of people.

The atmosphere was lovely and heart-warming, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, our celebrity helped make the day memorable and we are extremely grateful to him for signing his spoon to auction at our charity event on November 29 at Todmorden Town Hall (raising money for Overgate).

All in all it was a fantastic day, well organised, extremely well supported which spoke volumes about our towns community heart and commitment to sustainability, by showcasing ways for people to grow produce, cook nutritional food on a budget and celebrate our towns innovation in many differing ways

I was indeed honoured and privileged to be part of this wonderful day.

H owever, what also overwhelmed me was the volumes of people who spoke to me about preserving Pollination Street as a community space to be used by the community.

It works, it opens up the area and provides a vibrant green space for people.

I hope that we can retain this wonderful area for our town.

Coun Jayne Booth,

Mayor of Todmorden.