Community Environment

Digging for victory ….Walton Road Allotments voted the best in Sale

By Peter Trollope at

Walton Road Allotments has  won  the 2017 Award for best site in Sale.

And the Environmental award has gone to Moor Nook Allotments this year.

The awards were presented at Urmston Lane Allotments, Stretford by the Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Jonathan Coupe, and  Mayoress Mrs Diane Coupe.  They presented certificates and trophies to a number of worthy winners in the Borough.

The judges commented that all the allotments were exceptional but 36 in particular stood out and were judged to be of a very high standard, 55 allotment tenants were also awarded highly commended certificates and 107 tenants received letters commending them on their efforts.

Best site in the borough –Urmston Lane Allotments, Stretford
Runner up – Mossfield Allotments, Urmston
Best individual plot in the borough –  Mr A Borthwick, Plot 12, Moss Lane Allotments, Altrincham
Runner up –
Mrs L Cole, Plots 16b/18 Trafford Drive Allotments, Timperley

Best flower border in the borough – Mrs D Flood, plot 25b Urmston Lane Allotments, Stretford
Environmental award –
Mr A Singleton, Plot 26 & 58b, Moor Nook Allotments, Sale
Best allotment site in Urmston –
Mossfield Allotments
Best allotment site in Stretford – Urmston Lane Allotments
Best allotment site in Altrincham – Trafford Drive Allotments
Best allotment site in Sale – Walton Road Allotments

Some of the awards

Councillor Jonathan Coupe said: “Huge congratulations to everyone who received an award on the day. Trafford has some extremely dedicated and talented gardeners who take great pride in what they do. It’s fantastic that their efforts have been recognised.”

Walton Road allotments has a variety of flowers

Walton Road Allotment Gardens are situated on Walton Road, Sale. In 1829, Samuel Brooks, a banker, acquired 515 acres of land in Sale – about a quarter of the township.  This land included the land that Walton Road allotments now occupies and the land given over to Sale Cemetery. The area later became known as Brooklands after the land owner.

Ean Cecil was the Great Grandson of Samuel Brooks.   On the 19th January 1921 the land was bought from “The Trustees of Ean Francis Cecil’s Marriage Settlement” for £2400 pounds.  It was purchased by Sale Burial Board for an extension of Sale cemetery.  The allotment gardens are actually consecrated ground.

​In 1934, prior to the commencement of the 2nd World War, the ground adjacent to the cemetery was made into informal allotments.  Walton Road Allotments was born.  It consists of 1.7 acres of land and was divided into 33 plots.   Everyone was encouraged to Dig For Victory!

The Walton Road Allotment Society (WRAS) was formed in 2007 and is now responsible for the upkeep of the site which includes things like fundraising, cutting grass thoroughfares, cutting hedges and general maintenance.

 

Moor Nook Community Allotments was created in 2011 when the local community collaborated with the Communuty Payback team and Communtiy Gateway representatives. An old garage site was left as overgrown wasteland and has been converted into a stunning community gardens. The site has achieved recognition in the NW in bloom competition attaining the maximum level of 5.

The story of Moor Nook Allotments (Preston)

Moor Nook Community Allotments was created in 2011 when the local community collaborated with the Communuty Payback team and Communtiy Gateway representatives. An old garage site was left as overgrown wasteland and has been converted into a stunning community gardens. The site has achieved recognition in the NW in bloom competition attaining the maximum level of 5. Now in 2017 the management of the site is a joint venture between the plot holders and Community Gateway Association. We hope that we have a very special summer with some fantastic events for everyone in the local neighbourhood. If you are interested in a plot, please contact Luke Jno-Baptiste on 01772 268094 or email luke.jno-baptiste@communitygateway.co.uk

Nai-post ni Moor Nook Allotments noong Martes, Pebrero 21, 2017

Now in 2017 the management of the site is a joint venture between the plot holders and Community Gateway Association.. If you are interested in a plot, please contact Luke Jno-Baptiste on 01772 268094 or email luke.jno-baptiste@communitygateway.co.uk

There are currently plots available across the borough’s allotment sites. For more information, contact Janet Long on 0161 912 5410 or email janet.long@trafford.gov.uk