History of the Allotment Site

We are always looking for historical pictures of the Allotment Site and are very grateful to Ken Demman for sharing these images of his plots since he arrived on the site back in 1986.

We have used four of them in this post, but you can see more of them on our History of the Allotments page.

If you have some images to share, then please get in contact via our Contact Page.

National Allotments Week & NAS Plot-holders Survey

A date for your diaries – National Allotments Week 2021 9th August till 15th August. This years theme in 2021 is ‘Plotting for the Future’; celebrating the contribution that allotments make to a sustainable future.

Also for those who filled in the NAS 2020 Plot-holders Survey, they have started to publish initial results, so far…

  • At the end of 2020 there were several news reports that women were taking over the plots – your answers told us that the ratio of men to women is now 53/47% with some regional variations- this matched up with our Members Survey.
  • It was also heartening to see how many people – 52% were using gardening practices that reduced chemical use and supported bio-diversity.
  • 53% of respondents gardened with a family member or friend and for 11% of you good mental health was the most significant benefit that you got from your plot.
  • The answers to the questions about gardening know-how highlighted the importance of personalised info – friends and other plot-holders were the most popular source of knowledge and 32% of you would have appreciated a mentor or gardening buddy when you first started growing.

    More to follow as they publish more data.

Allotment Rents

Plot Rents are now well overdue from some 30 plus Tenants and with the pressure of a large waiting list currently standing at 69, you could end up losing your plot due to unpaid rent!

If you still haven’t made your payment, please do so as a matter of urgency.If you no longer require your plot, please can you let the council know as soon as possible.

Many thanks & Best regards
Scott Golding
Chair
Allotments Committee

Welcome to our Blog Page

We have converted our News & Information webpage into a ‘Blog‘ which we will use to pass on new and relevant information that we think will be of interest to all plot holders on the site, particularly between the monthly newsletter publication dates.

You will also be able to leave comments about the various ‘posts’ that we put out. Simply click on the ‘bubble‘ by the post title or click on ‘Leave a Reply‘ at the bottom of the post.

Keep checking back for any new information. For those of you that are members of the Facebook group, we will also put a link there as well.