Welcome to Walton Road Allotments Website. We are a medium sized allotment site situated in Sale, Greater Manchester.We have over 50 plots, which are a mixture of full and half plots.
It is our aim to provide a friendly, communal, safe environment for members, and their children and visitors to our site. To promote gardening as a recreational activity, and to help new gardeners and members of the wider community wherever possible, learn about cultivating produce.
We grow flora, fruit and vegetables, in harmony with the fauna that share our allotment site. The WRAS committee encourages members to conserve rainwater, recycle green waste and advise on the use of organic practices.
Working a Plot
Renting an allotment is incredibly rewarding but it is also hard work. Before you consider an allotment you need to make sure that you have the time to cultivate and look after your plot.
You need to invest at least 8 hours each week, probably more, in the growing season for planting, weeding, hoeing and harvesting. You will also need time to sew, pot on, prepare the ground and plan during the winter and spring months.
After harvesting you will need time to prepare your harvest for eating, freezing, preserving or bottling. It is amazing how much time this takes.
You also need your own transport as every weed and waste that is not compostable needs to be taken from the site to the tip or your green bin.
You will be expected to keep your plot weed free and you need to cultivate at least 75% of your plot, with the remainder set aside for sheds, greenhouses, composting etc.
If you do not have this amount of time then renting an allotment is probably not for you. If you do have the time, the rewards are wonderful.
Please read Working a Plot above before you consider renting a plot.
Unfortunately we currently have no vacant plots.
If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please use the contact form below and send the following:
If you have a question or would like to find out more about our allotment or waiting list, please complete the form below.
Find us at the top of Walton Road, Sale, adjacent to the cemetery.
New This Month
August Working Party
Thank you to those members who came to the working party session yesterday. It was hard work but the area around the manure enclosure and the raised bed has been tidied up. The hedge along that perimeter has been cut too.
We’ve piled the cuttings onto the raised bed where we’ll burn it in October when we’re allowed to. Please don’t dump any rubbish from your plots there, take it home or to the tip.
Hedgehogs on our Site
On the evening of 24th August, Carolyne brought two hedgehogs to the site for release. One poor animal only had 3 legs (probably the result of a strimming accident so a lesson to us all) but seemed fine when it was released.
One was placed in the hedgehog hotel on Carolyne’s plot and the other under a shed. They may not stay in these hides but now have the run of the site.
We are very fortunate to get these two and have to thank Carolyne.
Please do your best to avoid the use of slug pellets as these can be harful to the hedgehogs.
Some of you will be harvesting a lot of courgettes throughout the summer. There is a delicious recipe for a main meal using grated courgettes and chicken breast or sea bass fillets. It works equally well with both and is a great way to use up your surplus crops. You can find it at this link or go to the Recipe tab.
Walton Road Allotment Society
The WRAS has a committee to discuss any problems with you and offer help and suggestions. But the society is not just about the committee, it is about every member. Your input is important.
The WRAS was set up to gain independence and control of the site from the local authority. This independence means that we are able to respond as a community to the regular site maintenance requirements and to any questions or problems the members may have. This is your Society and the Committee need your support and help to make the site viable and a success. Without the Society the site would revert to the local authority”
Dates for your Diary
Committee Meeting Minutes
Your committee held the first meeting in a long while last week. I’m sure you will be interested in what we talked about so I’ve attached a summary of the meeting which can be found in the Members Only Documentation section by clicking here
We value your opinions and welcome any suggestions to improve the site so please contact me or speak to a committee member.
Important - Coronavirus Update
This is an update regarding working on your plot. The information will be posted on notice boards and the gates. Please make sure that you adhere to all the advice so that we can continue to work on our plots.
The following advice MUST be followed:
Thanks to you all for cooperating.
Walton Road Allotments
Sale, Greater Manchester
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