LICHFIELD & DISTRICT ALLOTMENTS SOCIETY

Welcome to the Lichfield & District Allotments Society Website

The Allotments date back to pre-war era and cover over 10 acres across five different sites; Beacon Street,  Cherry Orchard, Christchurch, Netherstowe & The Moggs.  We have more than 250 allotment plots, please see our Location Map for more details.

We are a friendly, caring society with passionate gardeners from all walks of life - new members are always welcome. The society is managed by an elected committee, and each site has its own representatives who work hard to ensure all members can enjoy the allotments.

Whether you want to grow your own vegetables or flowers, allotments can bring you the pleasure of growing your own, being in the fresh air and getting some exercise, along with the reward of being able to develop gardening and other skills. Expect an allotment to be hard work – if you have a half plot you are going to have to spend at least five hours a week there in the growing season to do everything that need to be done, such as weeding, planting, watering, picking and generally keeping on top of things.

Please explore the site, you will find useful tips & tricks in our Articles section, as well find out what is happening on the allotments in our News page, see our Events page for upcoming events as well as appropriate documents such as the Consitution and Allotment Rules.

If you would like more information or would like to join our allotment family, click here.  


February

February

What to do on the plot in the month of February

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March

March

What to do on the plot in the month of March

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April

April

What to do on the plot in the month of April

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May

May

What to do on the plot in the month of May

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June

June

What to do on the plot in the month of June

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July

July

What to do on the plot in the month of July

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August

August

What to do on the plot in the month of August

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September

September

Coming soon...

Andy Grice

Chairman

Andy's role is to support the running of the society and support the Site Reps to manage each of the five sites. He acts as an escalation point and works with the council and associates on matters arising. Andy is a Site Rep at Netherstowe.

Martin Cornish

Treasurer

Martin deals with the Society's finances, including rent collection and payments to the council. He manages the budget each year for improving and maintaining sites. Martin is a plotholder at Beacon Street, plot #1a

Liz Bowsher

Waiting List & Communications Officer

Liz is responsible for maintaining the waiting list, working with site reps to maintain plot registers, managing the website & LDAS Facebook page and Comms. Liz is a plotholder at Netherstowe, plot #33b.

Vacant

Secetary

The Secretary looks after LDAS Committee meetings, including writing notes and the administration involved with running the AGM.

Dave Ramsbottom

Site Rep - Beacon Street

Dave's role is to manage the running & maintenance of Beacon Street allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Dave is a plotholder at Beacon Street, plot #5.

Vacant

Site Rep - Cherry Orchard

Andy Grice is acting as interim Site Rep for Cherry Orchard. Andy is chair and also site rep at Netherstowe.

Sarah Fry

Site Rep - Christchurch

Sarah's role is to manage the running & maintenance of Christchurch allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Sarah is a plotholder at Christchurch, plot #10.

Ruth & John McGlade

Site Rep - Christchurch

Ruth & John's role is to manage the running & maintenance of Christchurch allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Ruth & John a plotholder at Christchurch, plot #14b.

Kay Millward

Site Rep - Christchurch

Kay's role is to manage the running & maintenance of Christchurch allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Kay is a plotholder at Christchurch, plot #32

Nigel Thacker

Site Rep - Christchurch

Nigel's role is to manage the running & maintenance of Christchurch allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Nigel is a plotholder at Christchurch, plot #12b.

Abi Withers

Site Rep - Christchurch

Abi's role is to manage the running & maintenance of Christchurch allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Abi is a plotholder at Christchurch, plot #14a

Tim Boylan

Site Rep - The Moggs

Tim's role is to manage the running & maintenance of The Moggs site, including letting out new plots to new members. Tim's plot is on The Moggs, plot #12

Rick Stretton

Site Rep - The Moggs

Rick's role is to manage the running & maintenance of The Moggs allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Rick is a plotholder at The Moggs #43b

Dan & Juliet Jackson

Site Reps - The Moggs

Juliet & Dan's roles are to manage the running & maintenance of The Moggs allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Juliet and Dan are plotholders at The Moggs, plot #9.

Andy Grice

Site Rep - Netherstowe

Andy's role is to manage the running & maintenance of Netherstowe allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Andy is a plotholder at Netherstowe #50.

Jason Smith

Site Rep - Netherstowe

Jason's role is to manage the running & maintenance of Netherstowe allotment site, including letting out new plots to new members. Jason is a plotholder at Netherstowe, plot #47.

Bernard Derrick

Councils Liaison Member

Bernard helps the Society liaise with Lichfield District and Lichfield City Councils. Bernard is a plotholder at Christchurch, plot #15a.

  •  02-03-2024 01:00 - 31-03-2024 14:00
  • Location: To Be Announced

The Annual General Meeting is held not later than the 25th March each year.

  •  01-07-2024 13:00 - 31-07-2024 13:00
  • Location: To Be Announced

A competition for plot holders, held in the summer. Plots are judged in three categories: best full plot, best half plot and best newcomer (first full growing season). The reps for each site nominate the best candidate in each category from their sites and the judges select winners from across all plots.

  •  06-10-2024 23:00
  • Location: To Be Announced

The potato competition is held on the first Sunday in October. Members can buy a set of 6 seed potatoes (without knowing the variety) at the AGM in March and the competition is to see who can grow the heaviest crop and also the weightiest single potato by the beginning of October.

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