Tynings Allotments Association in Warminster has officially opened its new amenity building, with ex-town councillor and supporter Veronica Burden performing the ceremony.

The building in Bradley Road was paid for with grants of £10,000 from Awards for All, £10,000 from Hills Waste Community First and £4,000 from Warminster Town Council.

The grants bought materials, but labour came from a group of five plot holders.

The new building replaces a dilapidated storage unit and has a meeting room, kitchen and toilets.

Secretary of the association Robin Stedman said: “Allotments were only for old men at one time, but that’s not the case now.

“We wanted a building with better facilities and to encourage the sections of the community who felt left out due to the lack of disabled facilities.

“We have had other groups ask if they can hold meetings for social events.”