Fruit and veg project for London Colney

A NEW fruit and vegetable stall is making it easier and more affordable for residents to get their five-a-day.

The stall in London Colney opened for business last Tuesday and has been set up in response to demand from local residents as part of a healthy living initiative called ENERGY.

The project is being jointly run and funded by a partnership of organisations including Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association, St Albans district council, London Colney children’s centre, St Albans Sport and Health Development Team, Leisure Connection and NHS Hertfordshire.

As well as making fruit and veg easily available, the ENERGY project also includes cookery courses for parents and sport and healthy living classes for local schoolchildren.

Sian Bull, who lives in the village, said: “I think this scheme is a really great idea, especially as the stall is next to the children’s centre. I know when my daughter was very little the last thing on my mind was to go shopping for fruit and vegetables so this will definitely help both mummies and babies.”

Many residents have been given vouchers so they can buy a bowl of fruit/veg for just 50p.

The stall will be at the Children’s Centre, in Alexander Road, between 9am-10am and 3pm-4pm every Tuesday during term time.