May Update

May is usually looked forward to as the first month of summer but it seems that we are a month behind this year with cold winds and heavy rain, but despite the downpours, things are warming up at the allotment. Summer will come up soon and so will your seedlings!


Thank you to the 15 members who gave up their evening to go through the various reports and elections at our AGM on Tuesday 11th May. Due to the weather it was just on Zoom, but Jo, Willy and Steve still turned up at the allotment and got wet!

Dave Salmons went through who was officers and who was on the committee. Dave and Jonathan Hornett talked about funds, including income and expenditure, plus we looked at what we can spend money on to improve facilities at the allotment.

We then elected the officers. Dave was elected as our Chairman (instead of Secretary) we then elected Leslie Frost (new to the committee) as our Secretary. Sleman was then re-elected as our Membership Secretary and Jonathan as Treasurer. Ross was re-elected onto the committee as our Site Steward. Jo, Willy and Steve were re-elected and Loraina was elected as a new member on to the committee. Welcome to the committee Loraina and Leslie!


Thank you everyone who has paid their rent. All members should have had an invoice emailed or handed to them, do contact us if you have not received your invoice. The easiest way to pay is by bank transfer, our bank details are on invoices. Please be aware that if people are not in contact with us regarding their rent they may lose their plots.


From 17th May, most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors were lifted. The restrictions for those working on plots therefore will also be lifted, but as always drinking parties will not be allowed.

The hands, face, space rules will still apply, as will most of the current guidelines issued by Ladywell Allotments. Please do continue to keep two metres away from others members at the allotment and continue to wash your hands or sanitise before and after using the gates into the allotment.

Always stay safe. Always keep others safe.
Thank you for your cooperation.


Ladywell Allotments have a community allotment that’s managed by Wellingborough Eco Group, which aims to give people the chance to share skills and to grow together.

From 12th April working parties restarted the transformation of plot 22 into a user-friendly space for people to join in, to learn about gardening and to grow fruit, vegetables and other plants to benefit the community. A 12′ X 8′ ‘gazebo’ with tables and chairs is on the right as you enter plot and a fence separates the parking strip from the rest of the plot. The path will lead to sheds, greenhouses, raised beds and compost bins.

Join us at our Saturday working parties in May from 1pm and at other times by emailing
Jonathan at