MP Wera Hobhouse has praised the work of Bath City Farm and the impact it has on the community following a recent visit to the charity.
During the visit, Ms Hobhouse was shown the new community cafe which is due to open in May and the Roundhouse, a youth shelter for individuals aged between 11 and 18 from Twerton, Southdown and Whiteway.
Wera also visited the animals on the farm, including goats and pigs.
Since its foundation in the 1990s, the farm has grown to have 16 members of paid staff, a board of trustees, 100 animals and over 50 volunteers.
Situated between Twerton and Whiteway, the 37-acre plot offers a range of different activities and initiatives.
Operating as a charity, Bath City Farm offers education, training, therapeutic activities, venue hire, and events for the local community.
The MP also met volunteers from the community cafe and those who help out on the site with cooking, gardening, and building.
She said: “It was amazing to visit Bath City Farm to see the excellent work that they are doing with people locally.
“The farm adds tremendous value to our communities every day of the year. We are so lucky to have this wonderful and versatile resource in the heart of our city.
“It provides learning facilities. The support and initiatives that they offer to the vulnerable in our society are admirable and I’m very proud that Bath has such a brilliant asset.
“The cafe that is due to open in May will be an excellent addition to the community.
“I am very impressed by the farm’s ambition to create a centre of wellbeing to deliver inclusive, lifeline education and support for those in need.”