COMMUNITY ALLOTMENT

Would you like to join a Community Allotment?

“Hagg Lane Organic Allotments” (Plots 2 and 3, Back Lane, Sheffield, S10), is looking for four new members for their community allotment group.

If you enjoy gardening and growing organically or if you’re thinking of an allotment of your own, and would like to try gardening on an allotment scale first, why not pop down to see if you would like to join them. Currently they have ten adult members and seven children who regularly meet on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, at times to suit the individual.

There are two plots, imaginatively named Plots Two and Three.
Plot two; a large area, gardened by Richard Clare for many years, has benefited from his pioneering ideas regarding the use of leaf mould and organic growing.
In 2013, when Richard sadly passed away, the National Trust became involved in the development of the plot as part of a project aimed at encouraging local schools and communities to become involved in gardening and food production in urban areas.

Allotment Vegetables

With the support of volunteers the National Trust continued to garden the plot until they withdrew from the project some three years ago, when subsequently the “Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”, an independent group, took over the plot.
The plot has a mature orchard and soft fruit as well as vegetable beds; composting bins, a secure shed and a small poly-tunnel.

Plot three; which came under the groups care in 2021, also has soft fruit, a small orchard, and vines; composting bins, a secure shed and water tank.

Having some years of experience gardening, maintaining the health of the soil on the plots and sharing knowledge and skills, they have consequently all become better gardeners.

In previous years they have supplied surplus produce to the, S6 Foodbank, but due to Covid restrictions now support Food Works.

Membership is currently £40 per person per year. This covers rent, insurance tools etc.

If this friendly cooperative sounds something that you might be interested in, please contact Simon Martínez.  Email: simonmartinez1937@yahoo.com Tele: 07713 133 800. “Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”, Plots 2 and 3, Back Lane, Sheffield, S10

Fruit, vegetable and plant sales at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane allotments
Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has plant sales over two weekends this May.

You’ll be able to purchase vegetables, fruit, bedding, herb and perennial plants at the bring and buy-style sales running between 9.30am and 2.30pm on:

  • Saturday 5 May 2018
  • Sunday 6 May 2018
  • Saturday 19 May 2018
  • Sunday 20 May 2018

The society is raising funds towards further site improvements, and will also be selling home-made cakes and refreshments. Allotment holders will be on hand to chat and offer friendly advice. Donations of plants are welcome.

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

May 2017 fruit, vegetable and plant sales at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane allotments
Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society is hosting plant sales over two weekends this May.

You’ll be able to purchase vegetables, fruit, bedding, herb and perennial plants at the bring and buy-style sales running between 9.30am and 2.30pm on:

  • Saturday 6 May 2017
  • Sunday 7 May 2017
  • Saturday 20 May 2017
  • Sunday 21 May 2017

With the sales raising funds towards site improvements, they will also be selling home-made cakes and refreshments. Allotment holders will also be on hand to chat and offer friendly advice.

Donations of plants will be welcomed, or if you would like to get involved contact them directly via their website:

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

New allotments proposed for Lodge Moor

The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor
The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor

The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor, with car parking and access from Blackbrook Road.

A consultation meeting is to be held at St Luke’s church on Monday 14 November at 6:30pm.

For more information contact: Head of Service, Countryside and Environment Section, Chris Heeley on Christopher.Heeley@sheffield.gov.uk or 0114 273 4285.

Fruit, vegetable and plant sales at Hagg Lane allotments this May

Hagg Lane allotments
Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has plant sales over two weekends this May.

You’ll be able to purchase vegetables, fruit, bedding, herb and perennial plants at the bring and buy-style sales running between 9.30am and 2.30pm on:

  • Saturday 7 May 2016
  • Sunday 8 May 2016
  • Saturday 21 May 2016
  • Sunday 22 May 2016

With the sales raising funds towards site improvements, they will also be selling home-made cakes and refreshments. Allotment holders will also be on hand to chat and offer friendly advice.

Donations of plants will be welcomed, or if you would like to get involved contact them directly via their website:

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

Bullet points from Special Allotments Open Meeting

Fire at Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society hut
Damage caused by the recent arson at
Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society hut

Earlier today Crosspool Forum hosted a Special Open Meeting at St Columba’s to discuss recent vandalism to local allotments.

Fifty three allotment tenants from Marsh Lane, Hagg Lane, Rosco Bank and Rivelin attended with a view to discussing how to prevent such problems in the future.

The attendees came up with nine proposals – download the bullet point summary below.

Special Allotments Open Meeting bullet points (PDF, 58KB)

Your chance to rent a Hagg Lane allotment

Hagg Lane allotments
Are you interested in renting a Hagg Lane allotment?

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has informed us that at least four vacant plots are about to come up for rent – and the current waiting list for an allotment on this patch has just three people on it.

Plots cost between £80 and £160 a year (£3.08 per week) with discounts available for concessions.

If you’re interested in renting an allotment contact the Allotment Office at Sheffield city council.

Apply for an allotment – Sheffield city council

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

Further break-ins at Hagg Lane allotments

Around 20 allotment plots at Hagg Lane were broken into on Thursday 15 December.

Padlocks were cut and smashed from both gates and sheds in order to steal property, according to The Hagg Lane and District Gardeners’ Allotments Society. The society’s website says:

We have again been advised to let as many people as possible know who have suffered individual theft/damage to contact the Police (telephone 101) so they can quickly link all the reports together.

No one else can report on a plot holder’s behalf and it is very important that everyone affected contacts them and gains a crime reference number to help build the full picture of the above incidents.

The incident last week follows a break in at the same allotments back in October.

Break-ins at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane allotments theft: were you a victim?

Last Monday night, on 17 October, a number of plots on Hagg Lane, including the members’ trading hut, were broken into and a large amount of property taken.

South Yorkshire Police has advised allotment holders who have suffered individual theft/damage to report their story to the police (telephone 101) so they can link all the reports together.

No one else can report on a plot holder’s behalf and it is important that everyone affected contacts them and gains a crime reference number to help build the full picture of the incident.

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society