Welcome


Welcome to the Wolston and Brandon Allotment and Gardens Association Web Site. Here you will find all the information about the Allotment Association, and much more. There has been an Allotment Association in Wolston and Brandon for over 100 years, for more information see History of the Association.

Taking on an allotment plot is a commitment with many benefits. Fresh air and plenty of exercise culminating at harvest time with produce that tastes really good. There is nothing quite like picking fresh produce, taking it home and preparing a meal with ‘home grown food’.

The allotment site is approximately 12 acres and there are about 100 allotment plots. Plots vary in size ranging from ‘Garden Size’ plots to ‘Full’ allotment plots.

People from the local communities that do not wish for an allotment but wish to support the association and have access to the facilities, particularly the Trading Shed, can join as Affiliate Members and are always welcome.

The Association maintains annual membership of The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) and The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Membership of these organisations allow members to obtain various discounts. These discounts along with a host of other information can be found in the members section of the respective web sites.


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CONTACT US

If you wish to enquire about membership or just have a query or question, please email admin@wbaga.co.uk. Alternatively talk to any Committee Member or visit us in the Trading Shed which is open every Saturday and Sunday between 10.00 am and midday during the season.

If your enquiry is specific to the availability of allotment plots, please complete a Membership Application Form or contact Dave Smith by phone or text on 07826164389.

The Allotment Site is located on the corner of Stretton Road and Warwick Road Wolston, with access from Stretton Road. The Address is:

Wolston and Brandon Allotment and Gardens Association, Stretton Road, Wolston. CV8 3FR

AGM

15th March, Friday, Wolston Village Hall

THE TRADING SHED RE-OPENS

24th February, Sunday.

Download The Trading Shed Price List

OPEN DAY

Date to be Advised

ANNUAL FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW

8th September, Saturday

Download the Show Schedule, Entry Form and Rules

OTHER SOCIAL EVENTS

The associations’ Social Sub-Committee arrange various events throughout the year which include the Site Barbecue, Skittles Evenings, Quiz Night and others.

For further information about the future Social Events, go to PAGE 3. Dates will be announced as arrangements for these events are finalised.

  AGM – Friday 15th March 2019

Wolston Village Hall 7.30 pm

NEWS

Welcome to the new growing season at Wolston Allotments - for those of you that haven’t visited the allotments recently, there continues to be work undertaken by our dedicated volunteers to improve the site.

The allotment in Wolston is a surprisingly large site and over the past two years the large area at the far end of the site has been cleared and a memory orchard is being planted. Several saplings/trees have already been planted and below the trees there will be pathways and wild flower beds to make a pleasant and reflective area for the local community. The fruit trees are being planted in memory of villagers and past allotment holders. If there is someone that you would like to be remembered in the new orchard, please come and talk to us about planting a tree in their memory.

Replanting of some of the hedge rows that border Warwick Road has been an ongoing activity by volunteers and will continue throughout 2019. The hedging plants have kindly been donated by the Woodland Trust , in support of their ongoing environment and diversity projects .

One thing that will always be free at the allotments is advice. Come and visit us and make use of the decades of experience to be found at our site just off Stretton Road.

2019

 RENTS AND MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE MARCH

Allotment Rents, Membership subscriptions and Affiliate Memberships are due for payment during March 2019. Your Committee has made the following arrangements to collect these. Rents and Memberships for 2019 can be paid at the on-site Trading Shed during the following times and dates:

Saturday 2nd March between 10.00 am and Midday

Sunday 3rd March between 10.00 am and Midday

Saturday 9th March between 10.00 am and Midday

Sunday 10th March between 10.00 am and Midday

It will this year be possible to pay rents and subscriptions before and after the AGM, which is due to be held at 7.30 pm on Friday 15th March in the Wolston Village Hall. This facility will be available half an hour before the AGM begins and half an hour after the AGM finishes.

Come along to the AGM and support your Association and take the opportunity to also pay your rents and subscriptions.

All plot holders are being encouraged to pay for 12 months, as this assists with the collection and administration. A proposal to be put to the AGM will seek agreement of the meeting that in future (starting March 2020) rents and memberships will be collected during March of each year for 12 months, and the option to pay six monthly will no longer be available. Dates and times for collection of rents and memberships will in the future be restricted to two weekends during March.

2019

RENTS AND MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE MARCH

Allotment Rents, Membership subscriptions and Affiliate Memberships are due for payment during March 2019. Your Committee has made the following arrangements to collect these. Rents and Memberships for 2019 can be paid at the on-site Trading Shed during the following times and dates:

Saturday 2nd March between 10.00 am and Midday

Sunday 3rd March between 10.00 am and Midday

Saturday 9th March between 10.00 am and Midday

Sunday 10th March between 10.00 am and Midday

It will this year be possible to pay rents and subscriptions before and after the AGM, which is due to be held at 7.30 pm on Friday 15th March in the Wolston Village Hall. This facility will be available half an hour before the AGM begins and half an hour after the AGM finishes.

Come along to the AGM and support your Association and take the opportunity to also pay your rents and subscriptions.

All plot holders are being encouraged to pay for 12 months, as this assists with the collection and administration. A proposal to be put to the AGM will seek agreement of the meeting that in future (starting March 2020) rents and memberships will be collected during March of each year for 12 months, and the option to pay six monthly will no longer be available. Dates and times for collection of rents and memberships will in the future be restricted to two weekends during March.


THE TRADING SHED

The Association Trading Shed will open for the 2019 season from Sunday 24th February and subsequently every Saturday and Sunday, between 10.00 am and midday, until Sunday 17th November. The opening times on a Saturday have been extended for the benefit of both the plot holders and Affiliate members

Go to Page 3 for more information about The Trading Shed, along with the current Trading Shed Price List.

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR ASSOCIATION BY VISITING THE TRADING SHED.