THE proposed site for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team’s new base will swallow up one allotment and possibly overshadow eight more.

Naturally every support should be given to make sure this vital voluntary service gets the headquarters it has needed for so long.

Let’s hope all the other potential sites in Meltham have been fully explored before this decision was made.

And surely Kirklees Council will find another allotment site nearby for the disappointed family who are due to lose theirs under the proposal.