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.
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.
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:
New This Month
Upcoming Working Party
We have a working party scheduled on the 24th September, at 10am. We’ll be tidying up the area around the beehives, cutting hedges (using our new Henchman ladders to make things safer) and clearing the raised bed near the toilet/manure store. We hope to plant this up with low maintenance insect-friendly grasses and plants. Please come along to help if you can spare some time. Thank you.
Our Quiz night took place as planned in August. For a while on Friday we remained optimistic about the weather pattern which threatened to drift northwards from the poor old south. It seemed that we’d get away with it. Vain hope.
There were 16 of us who elected to give the event our best shot and I think everyone was grateful for our choice to put the gazebos up earlier on that afternoon.
Storm Antoni decided to share its treasures with Walton Road after about 30 minutes and it steadily got worse.
In spite of this I think we all enjoyed the evening thanks to the gritty determination of the "quizer and quizzees”.
I think we’ll hold next year’s quiz a bit earlier in the summer to avoid the risk of August weather.
Finally, a big “thank you” to Jonathan Ditte of Plot 6b - who compiled the questions which were at times fiendishly difficult.
A picture below of the attendees
Dates For Your Diary
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.
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Thanks to you all for cooperating.
Walton Road Allotments
Sale, Greater Manchester
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