🔐 Key Exchange Weekend – 12th & 13th November

On the weekend of the 12th/13th November the Society will be changing the locks on all of the gates on both the Bert Road and Lion Road Sites.  

This is to increase our overall security in light of the large number of former plot holders who having ceased to be members of the Society have failed to return their keys. This change will not require any additional key deposit money from plot holders.

Please note the sequence of planned events and instructions below to ensure this key exchange goes smoothly.

No plot holder should attend their plot on the morning of Saturday 12th November.

Saturday 12th November – 9:00am to 11:00am all the locks will be changed.

Saturday 12th November – 11:00am to 3:00pm – the key exchange will take place.

All plot holders who wish to continue to access the site will need to attend the Site Office on the Lion Road site between 11:00 am and 3:00pm – the Lion Road Gate will be open to allow plot holders to do this – bringing with them:

  • 🔑 Their existing/old key(s)
  • 🆔 Photographic ID
  • 💳 2022/23 Society Membership Card.

Sunday 13th November – 10:00am to 1:00pm – a second key exchange session will take place for those plot holders who could not attend on Saturday 12th (the above conditions will apply).

Subsequently any society members who have not exchanged their key will not be able to access the allotments sites after Saturday 12th November, until they have done so.

For those plot holders who cannot attend either key exchange session held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November further key exchange session will be held on the following 3 weekends and details and times of these sessions will be notified to members once they have been arranged (the above conditions will apply).

Use of Slug Pellets

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On the 19th December 2018 The Environment Secretary has stopped the sale of Slug Pellets containing Metaldehyde from the end of June 2019.

This means we will longer be able to supply you from the Community shop.

However we do have plenty of stock at present!

Plant and Cake Sale

We’ll be hosting a plant and cake sale on Saturday 25th May from 10 till 1pm- come along to grab yourself a bargain! All proceeds will go towards Bensham Manor Allotments to help pay for equipment and materials to maintain the site

The plant and cake sale will take place at the Lion Road site

We need donations to make this happen- all will be gratefully received! Please could you drop them off at the site just before 10am

Community Shop

Hi all, just a reminder that the community shop is now open for the season. Click here for opening hours and shop details.

Some items we stock:

  • 4ft and 8ft Bamboo Canes
  • Multi Purpose Compost
  • Grow bags
  • Granular Growmore
  • Liquid Growmore
  • Liquid Maxicrop
  • Slug Pellets
  • Plastic pots
  • Seed trays standard and half size,
  • Plant labels

… and many more items! Why not pop in and say hello and have a look.

Open Day and Party on the Plot (26 May 2018)

There was a barbeque, a Beer Tent with local beer from The Cronx Brewery.  A children’s Craft Table, a chance to meet chickens, a rabbit and a guinea pig in our Pets Area, a ceramics stall, a bric-a- brac stall, raffle, home grown fruit and vegetables and of course, home made cakes and jams for sale.

Party on the Plot

Happy drinkers enjoying the beer
Lovely cakes!
Some of our vegetables for sale
Hazel receiving her trophy for Best Small Plot
Plants and flowers for sale
Neil with his trophy for Best Large Plot

Look out for details of our next party!