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Advice for Allotment holders from the National Allotment Society

Bisley Allotments

Location: Bisley
Contact: Lesley Greene, Allotment Warden
e:  lesleygreene2@googlemail.com
t: 01452 770018

For more details about the Bisley Allotments, Community Composting Scheme and Community Orchard see Bisley Allotments

last updated 11/9/20

Eastcombe Allotments

Location: Eastcombe
Contact: Robert Bryant, Allotment Warden
e: robert@bryantdistinction.co.uk
t: 01453 886183

There is high demand for plots on this village site with ample water troughs scattered throughout.

last updated: 30/3/20

Oakridge Allotments

Location: Oakridge
Contact: Dennis Robbins, Allotment Warden
e: d.robbins1945@btinternet.com
t: 01285 760375

With the increasing popularity of grow your own produce it is worth a reminder that there is still plenty of space for new allotments at the three Oakridge sites of Oakridge Lynch (adjacent to the Recreation Ground), Far Oakridge and Waterlane.

A full size allotment is roughly 250 sq yards which may seem daunting at first glance. Why not start with a half allotment to see how you go?

The rental payable at the beginning of April each year is £15 for Oakridge Lynch and Far Oakridge both of which have access to mains water, and £10 for Waterlane, which does not.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Dennis Robbins.

updated 4 August 2020

Gardening is good for you – get an allotment!
Researchers from The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, used a cohort study of over 4,200 Stockholm residents aged 60 and over. The results of the study, which tracked participants’ cardiovascular health for around 12.5 years, were published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
The findings show that keeping active through gardening or DIY projects can cut the risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 30%.

Daily Gardening Is As Good For Mental Wellbeing As Regular Vigorous Exercise (PDF)

The Fruit Exchange aims to save unwanted fruit around Stroud from being wasted.

Sheffield University MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest) is an opportunity to participate in an exciting research project that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK national food production. For more information on how to contribute see MYHarvest.

An interview with Isabel Oliver (PDF), Consultant Epidemioligist and Director of Field Epidemioligy for Public Health England, by Lesley Greene. This article was reproduced from Issue 1 2018 of the Allotment and Leisure Gardener magazine with kind permission of the National Allotment Society.