About Us

We are a friendly non-profit making society which is run, by unpaid volunteers, for the benefit of all our members. We aim to provide help, advice and competitive products to members.
Formed in around 1931, we hope to improve the quality of allotments, for the benefit of the local community throughout the whole district.

We operate an allotment shop which is open :-
every Sunday 9.30am to 12.30pm and every Saturday from 2nd February 2019 until late October 2019.
Anyone over 18 years of age is eligible to join and new members are always welcome.
Annual membership Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.00 (due 1st January each year)

Please see price list below:-
Contact us via e-mail :- HaggLaneAllotments[at]hotmail.co.uk

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Spring is in the air, and it is now only just over two weeks until the first of our annual plant sales on May 2nd and 3rd. Many volunteers have been sowing seeds and nurturing seedlings and cuttings, to enable us to have a good range of vegetables, fruit and flowers to sell. The list to date includes : artichokes, beetroot, broccoli, cabbages, cauliflowers, sprouts, spinach, sweet corn, calabrese, kale, courgettes, cucumbers, cornichons, pumpkins, squash, peas, sugar snap, dwarf beans, runner beans, broad beans, lettuce, tomatoes, chillies, peppers, chard, aubergines, rhubarb, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries - as well as herbs, companion plants, perennials and bedding plants. There are undoubtedly a few other items that I have forgotten as well!

After the trials of the last 9 months, we are hoping that, this year, we may be able to reach our target for fundraising, and we are in discussion with a number of different companies to see if we can afford to replace the much-missed, palatial hut! At the moment we are exploring the possibility of erecting a steel structure, although even this will involve obtaining planning permission, once again emptying and moving the green container and putting down a concrete base, before anything can be built! Nothing is straightforward, but we are obviously concerned to ensure that we make the right decisions, and achieve something which is an asset to the society and to the community, and which is as vandal-proof and fire-proof as possible.

With tis in mind, please try to support our plant sales in any way that you can. Obviously, your custom will be valued (even if you just buy a token plant) and it would be brilliant if you could also advertise the event to others. Additionally, any help that you can give over the weekends will be appreciated. The sales run from 9.30am until 2.30pm and we try to have a team of people to help with setting up (on the Friday), putting away (on the Sunday) as well as during the days, selling and generally fetching and carrying. We are always delighted to receive any donations of plants and seedlings, and cakes. If you think you might be able to help for an hour or two, or more, please feel free just to turn up, but if you are able to let us know in advance it would be helpful for us to be able to arrange a volunteer rota.
In the meantime, we still have a good supply of items such as compost, grow bags and slug pellets, and also have most of the range of stock that used to be available from the hut. A new stock of compost is expected this weekend, together with some runner bean seeds.

We hope to see you at the plant sales, if not sooner. Thank you for sticking with us!
Debbie x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

National Trust Community Allotment, Hagg Lane

Are you: waiting to be allocated an allotment or
Do you not want: the commitment of renting your own plot or
Do you: just want to do some volunteering for the National Trust

The National Trust are looking for volunteers to help extend the number of working days at the Community Allotment Plot 2 on Back Lane. Currently there is a working day every Tuesday between 10:30 – 15:00. Feel free to drop in.

For more information please contact Rachel Mora-Bannon Tel: 07766 511423 or Email: Rachel.mora-bannon[AT]nationaltrust.org.uk

Some Dates for your diary:
Tuesday 11th August 1pm – 3pm. Summer Public Open Day
Tuesday 22nd September – Workday to prepare for juicing day
Wednesday 23rd September 1pm – 3pm. Public Open Day. We’ll be harvesting apples and going through the juicing process, tasting and bottling the juice.
Tuesday 27th October – Workday to prepare for juicing day
Wednesday 28th October 1pm – 3pm. Public Open Day. We’ll be harvesting apples and going through the juicing process, tasting and bottling the juice.