Open Day 2021
Our open day will go ahead this year now that the restrictions have been lifted.
It will be on Saturday 28th August.
It will start at approximately 11.30 am.
tea, coffee, and cakes will be available as usual.
Instead of the usual competition, you will be able to enter a “box of veg.”. Boxes will be provided.
This will be held in the open, instead of indoors, and there will be prizes for the best quality and presentation.
We will be having a tombola, and need donations of prizes.
Look forward to seeing everyone on the day
The allotment site on a whole is fairly well sheltered by hills on two sides, and slopes down towards a railway track beyond which is a small industrial estate. Facing south / southeasterly the site enjoys the full effects of the sun for most of the day.
Hartley Lane allotment site is not blessed with the best soil you could wish for, this ranges from dark heavy topsoil to yellow clay, both of which get waterlogged in winter and bake hard in the summer sun.
Despite the soil, the pheasants, the rabbits, and the pigeons, each plot holder grows a wide variety of veg, fruit, and or flowers, with some also keeping a few chickens.
The more dedicated of our growers winning prizes and awards in local shows/competitions.
The site is owned by the local council, although the plot holders administrate the site themselves via a dedicated elected committee.