AN ALLOTMENT has received a Green Pennant award for the third year running.

The Civic Trust award recognises volunteer groups which run and maintain open spaces for the public.

The 110-plot allotment in Beckenham boasts puppy training and beekeeping alongside vegetable plots.

Tom Douglas, secretary of the site, said the Dorset Road Allotments and Leisure Gardens' success was down to the different uses of the plots.

He said: "We call ourselves an allotment and leisure gardens because of our diversity"