Police grant could help Langwiwth social project bloom this summer

The Derbyshire Crime and Police Commissioner Alan Charles cuts the ribbon to officially open a new poly tunnel at  Rhubarb Farm in Langwith watch by staff and volunteers.
The Derbyshire Crime and Police Commissioner Alan Charles cuts the ribbon to officially open a new poly tunnel at Rhubarb Farm in Langwith watch by staff and volunteers.

A grant from the police crime commissioner’s fund could help a project blossom- literally.

The £5,000 was awarded to the community project, Rhubarb Farm ,in Langwith and was spent on providing a new polytunnel.

Derbyshire’s police and crime commissioner, Alan Charles, was on hand to cut the ribbon along with staff and volunteers.

Jennie Street, MD at Rhubarb Farm, said: “The main thing to be grown in the polytunnel will be year-round salad crops.

“Sales of these will help Rhubarb Farm finance further work with ex-offenders and people with long-term issues.”

As a social enterprise, Rhubarb Farm helps people with learning difficulties, unemployed people, ex-offenders and people with mental and physical ill-health to develop their skills and find jobs.

The aims are to help people realise their potential and 
gain confidence, through work, placements and volunteering.