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Open Day

Saturday 6th July 2019

14:00 - 16:00

 

Entry £1 donation, money raised will be split between the Association and our chosen charity

 

Refreshments, plants and produce on sale..... proceeds go to our chosen charity & the Allotment Association

Enter via Kingsway West entrance.

 

 

 

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Growing tip posted in our blog

Go to our blog page to see an effective way to grow carrots whilst avoiding carrot fly!

 

Go to Blog Page here!

 

-------------------------Our 2019 AGM is on Thursday 14th november at the Upton British Legion Club Heath Road, Upton.

 

Meeting starts at 7.30pm.

See our photo gallery.....

We are putting together a gallery of photos to show a year in the life of Kingsway Allotments.

Get in Touch with the Association

Looking for an allotment on our site?

 

We have plots available!

 

Contact us now via our website  if you live in the Hoole or Newton areas of Chester and are interested in renting an allotment

NOTE! To limit demand for plots on our site we only accept people onto our waiting list who reside in a CH2 postcode or a CH1 postcode in 'sectors' 1 to 4)

 

Please remember: our allotment waiting list is different to any waiting list the Council may have for allotments elsewhere in the Borough.

 

If you wish to enquire from the Council about alternative allotment sites please visit the Cheshire West & Chester website.

Please use the contact form on this website to make contact with the Association or write to:

Kingsway Allotment Association c/o

16, Newry Park

Newton

Chester

CH2 2AK

Phone:
07896438085

Useful contacts

Chester Freegle Group

 

If you are looking for something in particular to improve your allotment plot you can often get hold of what you may need free of charge via Chester Freegle:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChesterFreegle/

Manure!

 We have identified a place near Chester where you will be able to pick up well-rotted manure free of charge! The manure is from sheep, alpaca and horse mixed with straw.

The only restriction is that you collect the manure on a Sunday only since the Farm is host to a number of dog training classes which generate considerable traffic.

The location is at Kennel Farm Ashwood Lane Wervin Chester CH2 4BX.

 

You will need to bring a trailer and/or bags in which to put the manure.

 

Please, when you have finished collecting the manure you require, leave the site as tidy as you found it.... the owner has very kindly made this material available and we would appreciate it if you respected her generosity.

© 2013 by KAA

The Kingsway Allotments Association

Brief History of the Association

The Kingsway Allotment Association was set up in 2003  to promote the best interests of plotholders on the Kingsway Allotment Colony and to provide a collective voice for the colony to relevant outside bodies.

The Association exists to promote  the growing of  vegetables, fruit and flowers and the sharing of knowledge and skills  to that end.

 

The Association is keen to encourage  the formation of community organisations representing the interests of other allotment colonies locally and  also to help ensure the adequate provision of allotments across Cheshire West and Chester  Borough.

2003 - Association formed


2004 -  Funds raised to install security gates at entrances. Entrance tracks surfaced with tarmac road scrapings by volunteers from the association


2005 - Communal plot Plot 29) negotiated from the Council—funds raised for installation of raised beds, pavilion and polytunnel.


2006 - Shed erected, raised beds installed and polytunnel installed, all though volunteer effort. Borehole commissioned and drainage pond project completed resulting in  improved drainage of site.


2007 - First Manure delivery organised for members


2008 - First annual Soil Improver delivery organised


2010 - NGS Open Day—members of the public invited to view allotment site


2011- Large Tipper Wheelbarrow, Generator and mower purchased through funds raised . Metal shed purchased and installed to house equipment.
First leaf delivery organised


2012 - NGS Open Day—members of the public invited to view allotment site

 

2014 - Kingsway Allotments Colony  become self managed allotment site

How the Association is run

The Association is democratically run and has regular meetings during the winter and spring months. Summertime is for getting out on the plot!

The Association Committee consists of 6 ordinary members and four Officers elected at an Annual general Meeting each year as detailed below

Chair:

Jules Miller - Tel. 381511 jules.miller@mac.com

Secretary:

Maria Heywood - Tel. 311410 maria.heywood@virgin.net

Treasurer:

Trevor Stephenson - Tel. 345721 trevorstephenson@yahoo.co.uk

 

Download an information sheet about the Association here.

 

Through a process of discussion involving plot holders on the Kingsway Allotments site the Association agreed that it would enter into negotiations with Cheshire West and Chester Council to become a "self managing site" under a long term lease with the Council.

 

We are now pleased to report that this process was completed in May 2014 and legal agreements have now been signed. The Association has developed its own tenancy agreements along with a set of rules that all plotholders are expected to abide by. You can download the rules that the Association has agreed that all plotholders should follow.  Follow this link to look at the Rules that have been drawn up and agreed by

members. Our constitution is available to read by following this link.

 

The Association will now be responsible for site security, all lettings of plots, overseeing uncultivated plots (and allocating them to new plot holders when appropriate), ensuring proper maintenance of all pathways on the site, managing the community plot and arranging for the provision of water to the site through two stand pipes.

 

Watch this website for further developments!

 

The Allotment site

There are 35 full sized and half plots on the Kingsway Allotment site which is owned  by Cheshire West and Chester Council but fully managed by the Kingsway Allotment Association

Each plot-holder pays a standard rent to the Association under a standard tenancy agreement.

Situated between Brook Lane and Kingsway West in Chester and surrounded completely by housing, the colony has the benefit of a fertile, secure and attractive open site.

The Kingsway Allotment site plan

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