Maria supports Mencap Open Day

Maria Miller MP for Basingstoke was invited to Basingstoke Mencap's Open Day on Saturday at the Elizabeth Road allotments. Two years ago Basingstoke Mencap's local 'Greenfingers' project took over at Elizabeth Road and now supports more than 60 people, many with learning difficulties, in their horticultural work.

Maria said, "It is good to see the Elizabeth Road allotments continuing to support people with learning difficulties. The Open Day gives more people the opportunity to support the work of Mencap in Basingstoke and to understand the important contribution being made".

A sensory garden is also under construction at the site and will be opened in the summer.