At the end of Phase IIa, we had 8 beds, each 14ft by 5ft x 18ins complete with topsoil. Each member was allocated half a bed, giving us rather more than we had last year - and the number of members could increase to 16. With a bit of sharing, we actually increased to 18 active members and a waiting list.
Phase 11a also left us with another 5, slightly smaller beds, but with no topsoil. We had applied for further funding to acquire the topsoil but it was decided that, as the waiting list was growing and the seasons were moving on, we would go ahead and get the topsoil, using temporary finance. Twenty tons of topsoil was delivered on 13th April but, unfortunately, the truck would not fit through our gates!