Fancy growing your own fruit and veg but don't have a garden?

Allotment Photo

After a long drawn out process Wilmslow Town Council has finally taken charge of the allotment sites at Cliff Road and Land Lane from Cheshire East Council and has lots of vacant plots which they say have been allowed to lay idle for far too long.

A spokesperson for Wilmslow Town Council said "Have you ever wanted to grow your own fruit and vegetables but didn't have the garden to do so?

"Well if you've got the time, the spade and the commitment we've got the allotment plots that can enable you to finally put those thoughts in to action."

The available plots are all located at the Land Lane site.

If you are interested in taking over one of the available plots, which are all located at the Land Lane site, to grow your own fruit, vegetables and flowers then email the Town Clerk or call 01625 402907.

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Pete Taylor
Wednesday 14th August 2019 at 8:40 pm
Absolutely brilliant! Let’s hope that this works out well, a really good initiative; which does not need any involvement from the (self-appointed?) “Chair“ of this and that to become involved. Really wonderful.
How can those of us with gardens help?
Martin Theobald
Thursday 15th August 2019 at 10:30 pm
Remind me, where are the Allotments on Cliff Road?
Dina Robinson
Thursday 15th August 2019 at 10:51 pm
Martin, I had no idea there are allotments on Cliff Road! Found them on Google earth. Well hidden behind the trees opposite the Parish Hall car park.
Oliver Romain
Friday 16th August 2019 at 7:28 am
The land Lane allotments and allotment holders have been shamefully neglected for years by Cheshire East. The neglect has led most plots being abandoned. A cloud of uncertainty has hung over Land Lane for a long time. This has been fuelled by CEC not banking plot fees, thereby sending completely the wrong message to plot holders. Cheshire East has also been responsible for delaying the efforts of WTC to transfer the site for years.

To their credit, a small band of dedicated allotment holders have soldiered on, but the site lacks the sense of community found at Cliff Road. On a recent WTC visit one told me it can be lonely with no neighbours. One of the reasons people rent allotments is for a community atmosphere.

Land Lane needs lots of new members, including families to thrive. Now WTC has the opportunity to plan a positive future for the site existing plot holders can reclaim their allotments and new holders can join. It is going to be a great site with a thriving community. There are some great plots becoming available.

The Cliff Road site is very a successful site (no road access helps because it can’t be developed). One of the reasons for its success is that it has an active allotment holders’ association with a very dedicated chairman and membership. It even has a ‘ recycled’ club house with patio and nature pond to hold events.

PS Cliff Road also has a purpose built wheelchair accessible plot which I believe is available to rent. It has raised beds at wheelchair users’ height.

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