HAND MADE PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME
How we started
The Allotment Society was formed in 1999 when, allotments having fallen out of fashion, the largely derelict site in Moorfield Road was earmarked for potential development. Draft plans for eight houses were drawn up and a campaign was launched by the allotment holders to save their plots, The old hands were joined by new aspiring veg growers and the allotment field was slowly brought back into full use.
TV gardeners, celebrity chefs, instagrammers and, most lately, Covid 19 have since made kitchen gardening (and allotments) cool again.
What we do
* hold social events - notably a summer family barbecue
* support veg growing competitions
* provide a secure store on the allotments
* run discounted seed schemes
* represent interests of allotment holders to the Parish
Council (who own the allotments)
We are affiliated to the National Allotment Association, and the Royal Horticultural Society which means we have access to expert advice and support on a national level, along with automatic third party plot insurance for our members.
How to join us
You don't have to have an allotment to join us; several of our members are back garden, or even armchair, kitchen gardeners.
Membership costs £6.50 a year and gives access to our discounted seed scheme, which will more than compensate your subscription. Click the button to join.
Chairman: Jennifer Findlay
Treasurer: Tony Havil
Secretary: Libby Earle
Member: Sally MacKillop
Winning sweetcorn 2020