Allotment Gardener

Get growing for Spring with a Bloxwich allotment!

Allotment Gardener
Budding growers can bag themselves plots for the Spring season as spaces have now become available in the Bloxwich area.

The plots, including half plots, are available in Goscote Lane, Walsall and Broad Lane, Sneyd Lane and Grenfell Road, Bloxwich.

The allotments are run by the North Walsall Local Management Association, supported by Walsall Council’s Greenspace Improvement Service.

John Davis, chair of the North Walsall Local Management Association, has been tending a plot for 48 years and said he would recommend it to anyone.

“I haven’t had to buy any vegetables for years and it’s great exercise for all ages,” said the 64-year-old retired steel worker.

“We are able to offer plots across a few of the sites because some of our allotment holders are getting on a bit now and can’t carry on, sadly.

“The site at Goscote Lane in particular is great because it is suitable for wheelchair users, has three car parks, running water, a shop that sells fertiliser and other gardening supplies and a lock-up for equipment such as rotovator.

“There has been a shortage of plots in this area for a while so this is a good chance for people to get one.

“We’re happy for people to come and have a look around or they can phone me for a chat about it.”

Councillor Anthony Harris, Walsall Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “Our Greenspace Improvement Service is very supportive of all the activities of local allotment associations.

“We’re delighted that a new group of residents will be able to enjoy the many benefits of having an allotment plot, including fresh air, exercise and the social aspects, not to mention the satisfaction of growing their own produce to support a healthy lifestyle.”

For further information on obtaining a plot please contact Mr Davis on 01922 405126, during afternoons only. For a full list of allotment sites in the Walsall borough visit http://cms.walsall.gov.uk/index/leisure_sports_community/allotments.htm

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