Welcome to Walton Road Allotments Website. We are a medium sized allotment site comprising 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.
Due to the current high demand for allotments, our waiting list is full and is now temporarily closed. Please check back from time to time to see any updates to the situation.
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:
Dates for your Diary
AGM - Saturday 16th October 14:30 at Raglan Road Scout Hut
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
Thanks to those members who put aside their superstitions and came along to clear the are around the beehive site on Friday 13th August. You can see from the before and after photos below, what a good job was done.
We made great progress and plan another session in the next couple of weeks to finish of the overgrown areas of plot 26. We’ll make it either a Saturday or Sunday as a weekday must be a problem for a lot of you. Please try to come down for a an hour or so if you have the time. I’ll send an email out with a couple of suggested dates shortly.
Our first Walton honey went on sale yesterday evening and was sold out! There will be more later so keep an eye on the website.
We have honey for sale!
We will be extracting honey from one of the hives this weekend.
This will be on sale on Thursday, 12th August and again on the 19th August at the site from 18:30. Normally the honey is sold on local Facebook groups but we are at the front of the queue while stocks last.
In addition there will also be wax candles and blocks of wax for sale that can be used to make wax food wraps, lip balms and furniture polishes.
The honey is £5 for a 8oz jar, candles are a variety of prices and there area discounts for multiple purchases. Wax blocks are £2 each.
Payment can be made by cash or card.
Clearing Pernicious Weeds
This is a good article about controlling pernicious weeks from your plot. It's definitely worth a read. Just follow the link below:
We have had a delivery of manure which will be kept in the old leaf store. If you would like to obtain some for your plot, please text Carolyne on 07970 714513 to arrange. We are charging £4 for your first helping and then free after that.
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.
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