March Update

Spring has sprung, but the sun is being a bit bashful. We hope that you find this update informative and useful.


The Annual General Meeting is nearly upon us once again! With the current lockdown “road map” it looks unlikely that we will be able to hold it in person again. But we still need a committee to drive the allotment forward.

If you would like to join our committee please let me know. We are actively seeking new members to join us. Please feel free to ask any questions or to put your name forward, send me an email to Dave Salmons, Secretary,


There will again be no increase in charges this year. The committee has decided that rents for plots, membership and water charges will like last year remain the same. This year, we will sent an invoice to all of our members from 1st April, do contact us if you have not received your invoice by 7th April. We will invoice everyone to make it easier for members to pay for their plot and to ensure that everyone pays their rent. The easiest way to pay is by bank transfer, our bank details are on your invoices.

Please be aware that if people are not in contact with us regarding their rent or are not maintaining plots they may lose their plots. Please also note that each plot holder is responsible for keeping the roadway and verges clear & vegetation on verges should be cut back & well maintained.


From March 29th, people will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the “rule of six”, including in private gardens and at the allotment.

Plot holders from 29th March, can have up to 5 other people on their plots to help them, but should still keep two metres away from other members around the allotment. Please note that drinking parties are not allowed at any time.

The stay at home rule will also end, but the government will still urge people to stay local as much as possible. The hands, face, space rules will still apply, as will most of the current guidelines issued by Ladywell Allotments.

New guidance will be issued closer to the new rules coming into force, as they may change. We will put up new signs up around and at the entrances of the allotment to clarify what the guidelines are.

Always stay safe. Always keep others safe.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Do you have any seeds you want to swap or are you looking to give some gardening equipment away?

Join in on Zoom for Wellingborough’s third ‘Saturday Swap Shop’ live from the Victoria Centre. This time there will be a selection of seeds and gardening stuff to swap. Wellingborough Eco Group invite you to swap with them and others on Saturday 20th March, between 10:30-12:00 midday. It’s going to be fun and it’s free!

Register by using the contact form on their website and they will email you back with the Zoom link. Register at