VOLUNTEERS and allotmenteers will be now be able to answer the call of nature while tending their beloved fruit and veg.

A new composting toilet will be revealed today at the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space in Mill Lane.

Aptly named ‘Poo for the Future’ a celebration will be hosted today by Art Gene to mark the completion of a community project.

Star of the show will be the grand reveal of a new composting toilet illustrated with quirky comments and drawings. They will also be celebrating the completion of groundworks and new paths through the allotments.

The compost toilet, illustrated by Allotment Soup project artist in residence Hannah Brackston, will be officially flushed for the first time by Cllr Helen Wall.

Miss Brackston said: “We’re thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the last year, which would not be possible without all the hard work of the volunteers, allotment holders and the vital support of funders. The accessibility works will allow more even people to get involved in the project and start growing food.”

The project would not be possible without grants from Sir John Fisher Foundation, and National Lottery Awards for All, alongside funding from Arts Council England and the Coastal Communities Fund.

David Dawson, Sir John Fisher Foundation executive officer, said: “In my opinion Art Gene have brought together many different elements of community action and engagement through the Allotment Soup project and our foundation wishes them every success in the next phase of this journey.”

Celebrations will be held throughout the day. From 2pm until 5pm people can gather the harvest and learn traditional and unusual ways to store, fruit, vegetables and herbs for the winter. Then from 5pm until 7pm there will be an evening celebration to cook and share some of the delicious produce.

It is a free event, all tools and equipment provided and is suitable for all ages.