GROUPS looking for an outdoor activity are encouraged to take part in a community project.

Those who would like to adopt a plot to grow fruit and vegetables at the Jealott's Hill Community Landshare are also invited to get in contact with David Putt at Bracknell Forest Homes.

Helpers were out in force on Saturday to help prepare the six-acre site for vegetable growing, creating a sensory garden and maintaining the vineyard and orchard.

Mr Putt, the project manager, said: "There has already been a lot of progress and great volunteer help during previous open days.

"We're seeing the site take shape now and it being used for community benefit. We have been supported by many local people who have enjoyed being outdoors, seeing the fruits of their labour and working with like-minded people." The site for the community project has been donated by Syngenta on a leasehold basis for community use. It is hoped the land will be used and enjoyed by resident groups working and supporting each other on horticultural activities.

The aim is for participants to act as mentors to groups who will come to the site to gain skills, knowledge and therapeutic benefits from growing produce and tending to the site, such as groups of young or older people, those looking for employment and people with disabilities.

Support, sponsorship or donations towards the project are welcome.

Groups or organisations can find out more about Community Landshare by contacting Mr Putt on 01344 382936 or visit