Compost Toilet Foundations

The Countesthorpe Gardens and Allotment Society recently had approval for a Community Grant Scheme by Blaby District council. The grant has been approved for the society to purchase a compost toilet, which will increase the facilities for such things as social events and possible open days.

Over the weekend, a great team of volunteers wielded their shovels and started digging out the foundations for the new compost toilet! Thank you to all of those that helped out, it has made a great start to beating the deadline!Continue reading

2021 Pumpkin Competition – The Results

There was a great turn out yesterday for the heaviest pumpkin competition. A crowd gathered around the tables outside of plot 32, with Gill’s homemade spiced pumpkin soup, fizzy pop and beer, excitedly awaiting the weigh in of the heaviest pumpkins! Continue reading to find out the results of the competitions!

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Welcome our new committee members!

The 2021 AGM was held on Wednesday 6th October, the meeting minutes have been sent out by email on 8th October.

At the meeting it was announced that Chris Davidson had decided to step down as Chairman to focus on other commitments, whilst the treasurer post also became available due to Maggie Mason’s husband hanging up his spade and giving up his allotment.

Tony Postlethwaite was voted as the new Chairman, with a full house being in agreement that Tony should take up the position. Tony has been a plot holder for the last 8 years and for the last 2 years he has been helping to maintain the allotments and support his wife in her role as the allotment officer.Continue reading

Pumpkin Competition 2021

Back by popular demand.. the committee have decided to run, for a second year, the 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 Mammoth & Giant Atlantic and the Normal Halloween Pumpkins.

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Trophy Cup Winners 2021


On the 7st August, the 2021 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 B, C, 24, 38, 39, 48, 52 and 54,  were all picked by the Allotment Society Committee to be in for a chance of winning the Best Allotment trophy. Plots D, 15 and 31 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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June 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the June 2021 edition of the society newsletter. This edition contains the latest news and informative updates, including:

  • Start to the season
  • AGM
  • Orchard trees
  • Rental items
  • To dig or not to dig
  • Trevor Houghton
  • Glebe Drive access
  • Spring plant sale

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Plant Sale – ROCKYROADMAN – 8th May

One of our newest plot holders, Tom Phipps, is the proud owner of ROCKYROADMAN, selling his amazing homemade rockyroad desserts.

Tom will be joining us at the plant sale at 2pm on Saturday 8th May, where you can support a fellow plot holder and local business by purchasing and trying a selection of his rockyroad desserts for £2.00 each of 3 for £5.00.

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