GREEN-FINGERED residents in Wootton Wawen are celebrating after a decade-long dream become a reality.
A car parking area has been created at the community allotments putting an end to years of frustration.
Warwickshire Rural Housing Association in partnership with Waterloo Housing and developer Bouygues UK, are building an affordable housing development in the village.
And when residents highlighted the car parking issues at the village allotments, work was extended to include a parking area for those tending to allotments.
There are nearly 40 allotments with some used for growing fruit and vegetables, while others yield prize-winning flowers.
Resident Liz Major, has been campaigning for a proper car parking area since she first rented an allotment in 2001.
She said: “Parking has always been restricted and it’s hard to find somewhere to leave your car which doesn’t affect the neighbouring houses.
“We gained permission to create a car park around ten years ago but we have never had enough funds. When we found out that the work would be done as part of the new housing development, we were so excited because we’d waited for so long.
“I really didn’t think it would ever happen and it’s going to make a huge difference to us all.”