Allotment News

Welcome to your newsletter!

Happy new year to you all. If like me you haven’t been at the allotment for a while, here’s hoping the weather is finally getting better so we can all prepare for a productive year.

Best in show

Some good news first. We are planning a best fruit and veg show for the beginning of September, with a possibility of a kids class too ie. ‘Veggie Monsters’.


We are going to be available for a chat and a cup of tea on the first Saturday of the month starting in March through to October. We will be in the Gazebo on the Community Allotment (plot 22).

Bring your tales of woe, share your successes and even pay your rents, or just join us for a cup of tea to talk to other plot holders, all welcome.

Open Weekend

An open weekend will be held first weekend of March for prospective plot holders. Can you please ensure your plot number is clearly visible. Stakes can be obtained from the Gazebo on plot 22.

Thank you

Huge thank you to everyone who joined us in October to tidy up the allotment and path on Finedon Road. We did this at the request of our members, particularly those accessing their plots on foot.

We will of course plan in new Grand Clear Ups, but of course it would be better if plot holders kept the verges clear that border their plots as agreed when taken on.

Use them or lose them

It has become plain to see that some plots are not being cultivated and with a 40+ waiting list this must change. As stated in our rules, any plot left fallow or unpaid will be reallocated to waiting gardeners.


Thank you to everyone who has paid for their plot and membership, new bills will be sent in March to everyone. Please make sure we have your email addresses.


Our rules and regulations are displayed for everyone to see on the notice board and on our website at


This newsletter has been written by Lesley, Secretary, and edited and published by Jonathan, Treasurer, on behalf of your committee.