TOWER block residents will be able to grow their own fruit and vegetables thanks to a new allotment in Berry Brow.

People living in the Bishops Court and Holme Park flats are being given the chance to grow their own food and get active in the fresh air with the opening of the new site.

The project was set-up by Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing.

Two Towers Tenants and Residents’ Association – which represents people living in the Berry Brow flats – has been a driving force behind the scheme.

Chairman Robin Taylor said: “Allotments are a great way to grow fresh food, get exercise and fresh air and make new friends.

“We’ve had lots of people showing an interest in the plots and this is a really positive step forward for the community here.”

The site was officially opened by Mayor of Kirklees Clr Julie Stewart-Turner.

Residents from the flats and nearby Newsome and Armitage Bridge attended the event.

The aim of the allotment project is to encourage people of different ages and backgrounds to come together to work on the allotment and eat more healthily.