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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


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