Mystery shopper praise for New Mills’ volunteer-run orchard

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A community orchard has been praised for its high standards.

The New Mills Community Orchard, which was awarded ‘Green Flag’ status last year, recently passed a mystery shopper test by Keep Britain Tidy to ensure standards were being maintained.

A report praised the orchard as a “pleasant and relaxing site where fruit is grown for local/visitor consumption”, and highlighted an initiative to plant memorial trees.

Cllr Lance Dowson, Chair of Friends of the New Mills Community Orchard, said: “This is a great compliment to the small group of volunteers who work very hard looking after it.”