Bird boxes for sale

Dick Lee, of Plot 7 has again kindly made Bird Nesting Boxes that are available to purchase. You can choose between brown or green in colour.

A sample will be available to view on the exchange trolley.

These are for sale at a very reasonable cost of £2.50 and all funds raised will be going into the Allotment Society funds.

If you would like to purchase one, please see Gill at the allotments or contact her on


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Remembering Chris Heaton

A very big thank you goes to Jude and Rachael Heaton for donating to Gill, on behalf of the Allotment Society, the pictured metal sculpture. Gill, with the help of John Houghton has now positioned the sculpture in the community area at the allotments.

As several members may be aware, Chris Heaton was the Chairman of the society for several years, not only looking after the allotments, but also the website. It is only fitting that this sculpture takes pride and place on the allotment in remembrance to Chris Heaton.

Heaviest Pumpkin Competition

With so many plot holders growing pumpkins this year, the committee have decided to run a competition to see who has grown the heaviest pumpkin!
There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and there are two categories that you can enter into, the Giant Mammoth and the Normal Halloween Pumpkins.

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Birkett House and Bees

It has been a good year for the bees at the allotment. There are 5 hives, of various designs, 2 of which have been relocated from Judge Meadows school in Leicester for convenience as the school was shut. These have all been managed by Chris, the chairman, who also had to rescue a swarm from further down Glebe Drive at the beginning of the summer.

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Trophy Cup Winners 2020

On the 1st August, the 2020 trophy cup winners were announced at Countesthorpe Gardens and Allotments.

The two trophies that allotment members were competing for were the Best Allotment and the Most Improved Plot. Plots 26, 28, 38, 44 and 48, were all picked by the Allotment Society Committee to be in for a chance of winning the Best Allotment trophy. Plots 22 and 24 were identified by the Committee as contenders for the Most Improved Plot trophy.

After careful consideration from the Committee, the winners were chosen!

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Trophy Cups

Although the annual show will not take place this year due to the corona virus, the allotment committee will be digging out the Trophy Cups and will be awarding them to allotment plot holders at the end of July.

The categories for the cups are:

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