NEWS

 

Welcome to the growing season at Wolston Allotments - for those of you that haven’t visited the allotments recently, I’d like to keep you up to date with some of the changes.

The allotment in Wolston is a surprisingly large site and in the last six months a new feature has been created. During the winter months a large area at the far end of the site has been cleared of brambles and a memory orchard is being planted. Below the trees there will be pathways and wild flower beds to make a pleasant and reflective area for villagers. 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.

We also hope to replant some of the hedges that border Warwick Road with the help of The Woodland Trust later in the year.

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 just off Stretton Road.

 

 


 Welcome

Welcome to the Wolston and Brandon Allotment and Gardens Association Web Site. Here you will find all the information you will need about the Allotment Association, and much more.

PLOTS AVAILABLE 

If you wish to apply for a plot, download, print off and complete an Application Form . Please ensure all parts of the form are completed. The Application Form gives all the required information on how to return.

 AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE 

There are also Affiliate Memberships available for people that do not wish for an allotment plot but who would like to support the association and take advantage of our facilities, particularly our Trading Shed.

If you wish to apply for an Affiliated Membership, download, print off and complete an Application Form . Please ensure all parts of the form are completed. The Application Form gives all the information required on how to return.


About Us

The Parish Council rents 12 acres of private land for use by the Wolston and Brandon Allotments and Gardens Association, and has done so since 29th September 1990 when it was asked to take over their lease by the Allotments Association. The land, which is administered by Godfrey-Payton, as agents for the C R E W Wilcox Will Trust, has been used as Allotments for many years. The entrance on Stretton Road is opposite what used to be Herbert's Ground Allotment Field which the Parish Council, formed in 1894, rented from Mr H.Townsend, and sub- let to people from the village from 1901 to 1935. Following his death, the land was sold by the Executors of Mr Townsend and eventually, a row of houses was built on the field, which used to stretch to the old Vicarage garden which itself is now home to John Simpson Close and Chestnut Grove. 

The Wilcox family has provided land for Allotments in the village on the current site for many years. Some villagers will remember that there were also allotments provided in the old walled garden of Wolston Manor in the Church Field, after the Manor House was demolished, and before the primary school was built.

The current Allotment site is centrally located and, although alternative sites have been suggested and considered over the years, there were always snags which prevented a move from the private site. We are fortunate to have such a large space for allotments; in many areas there are long waiting lists to get a plot on the limited land available. There are, however, several plots free at the moment in Wolston. They can be rented very economically in sizes to suit the gardener, and some have raised beds to enable easier access.

If you want to ask us any questions, or have an enquiry
about membership look here.

 

 

 

 


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Trading Shed

The Allotment Association Trading Shed has re-opened for the 2018 season, between 11am and midday every Saturday and between 10am and Midday every Sunday. The Trading shed is filled to the roof with all the materials you need for successful gardening, so call in and buy what you need.

 

The Trading Shed price list is here

A reminder that you need to be a Full or Affiliate Member of the Allotments Association to be able to purchase the goods at the special low member prices. Affiliate Membership is still only £2.00 per year and is incredibly good value as it will give you access to the very low prices in the Trading Shed.

If you are a Member already this is a reminder that membership expires in March so you can re-new it at the shed when you call in.