Temple Lane Allotments Society
We aim to grow crops in an environmentally friendly way and become self sufficient as far as possible. We share plants, seeds, knowledge and experience with each other and we try to preserve horticultural skills learned from previous generations while experimenting with new growing methods. Temple Lane Allotments Society came into existence when farmers John and Johnny Dale at Aldhurst Farm generously offered the use of part of a field in Temple Lane for community allotments. By May
20 I0 the Society was formed, the site had been mark,=d off into separate plots and planting began. The
site has been fully fenced and a water supply provided. There is a basic loo, a community shelter and a car parking area.
In 2012 the Society introduced a site management system to ensure full cultivation of the site during
the main growing season. If allotment holders are unable to maintain proper cultivation, they will be offered help for temporary problems. However, plots will be reallocated if necessary. Meetings and working parties are held regularly throughout the year, including summer barbecues and socials.
Future plans include developing the site to a good standard, which will enable us to hold open days for families and children.
We have an active team, to take forward the official part, and organise things like projects and working parties – aiming to keep everyone informed, consulted and involved.
We welcome new members and anyone over the age of 16 may apply for an allotment.
To find out more contact Phil Partridge on 07813 829 326