News & Information

BEST ALLOTMENT COMPETITION 2021

Thank you to everyone who took part, we hope you enjoyed the challenge! Congratulations to everyone who won an award in the Best Allotment competition.

Novice
Winners:           Alison Kirby & Andy Kimber

Runner up:       Rebecca Allen

Intermediate:
Winner:            David Williams

Runner up:       Katherine Walsh 

Expert:
Winner:            Roger Proctor

Runner up:       Ken Robinson

Special Award: Alistair Matthewson

Trophies:

The Seamac Challenge Trophy – for best score overall: Roger Proctor
The Cecil Drewett Memorial Cup – for highest score at Lordsmead: Ken Robinson

Congratulations to all our winners!

Posted 27th July

FOODBOX PROJECT

There is a local food support initiative at St Peter’s Church, Lords Mead, called Foodbox where they support people in need with food supplies. They are happy to receive fruit and vegetable donations from allotments. Please leave any produce at the church (just leave inside the door) or the vicarage.

Posted 19th July

DOGS

Whilst allotment holders are presently welcome to bring their dogs onto site, please ensure they are kept on a lead at all time and faeces are picked up and disposed of in an appropriate manner.
There have been several reports recently about dogs running loose on the allotments.  This can be concerning and upsetting to plot holders; dogs may dig up plants, prepared ground and deposit faeces.

Posted 19th July 2021

ONE PERSON’S TRASH IS ANOTHER PERSON’S TREASURE

We have been sent this lovely photo of one of our younger allotmenteers enjoying their new table and chair kindly donated by one of their neighbours. We love to see items being reused and donated on our sites.

Time for a tea break!

Posted 6th July 2021

ALLOTMENT SOCIETY NEWSLETTER MAY 2021

Please click here to read the Committee’s brand new newsletter with some great updates from all the sites around the town!

Posted 13th June 2021

DUCK SPOTTED AT LORDSMEAD

Plot holders at Lordsmead were egg-static to find a new resident this week!

WORK TO REDUCE FLOODING AT LORDS MEAD ALLOTMENTS

Following consultation with Chippenham Town Council a plan has been put into place to reduce the risk of flooding at Lords Mead Allotments. Please see letter that was sent to all plot holders at Lords Mead for more information (link will open in a new window).

Posted 25th May 2021

NO CHANGE IN ALLOTMENT FEES FOR 2021/2022

We have been notified by Chippenham Town Council that there will be no increase in allotment fees for 2021/2022

Posted 25th May 2021

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  1. Hi All – I am new to the gardening game, and not an official member of this site/forum yet, but have recently built a couple of modest raised beds to grow veg in my rear garden etc.
    Can anyone please advise where the best place/lowest price to get reasonable soil locally is (to fill 2 x beds each approx 8ft long x 3ft wide x 1ft deep), also some bags of compost and free/cheap manure to start my project off… please?
    Eg – Is the free manure opposite Abbeyfield School still available?
    Any advice warmly welcome.
    Kind Regards

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    • Evening Darren,

      Thank you for your message.
      We haven’t been told the manure is all gone so we assume there is still some available, unfortunately we aren’t always told when things run out so fingers crossed. Most of the garden centres around the area offer good quality compost/manure for a decent price, Langley Nursery (01249 758271) usually have a great selection and will be incredibly helpful. There are farmers who will deliver manure but it is usually in very large quantities so may not be suitable for a smaller project!

      Good luck and happy gardening!

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