Watery Lane Allotment Association


Watery Lane Allotment & Leisure Garden Association

Our Association, formed 2009, works in partnership with Codsall Parish Council who own and administer Watery Lane Allotment & Leisure Gardens. The aim of the association is to promote the interests of all members in their gardening activities and to conduct negotiations as necessary to improve the facilities at the site.





  • Annual BBQ

    Hi All, The Annual BBQ this year is on Saturday 2nd September starting at 12 o'clock in the usual place by the main car park. Tickets are £2.00 for adults and children go for free. There will be the usual prizes for adults and children, details to follow. In the unlikely event of torrential rain, the event will be automatically moved to Sunday at 12 o'clock. In the mean time, tickets can be purchased from Dennis Banks.


  • Green Flag

    The results are in and we have achieved the Green Flag Community Award for the third year.  They even provide a new flag with the year on it.  Whilst we achieved a good score, the feedback report indicates areas where we can still improve.  These points will be discussed by the committee and feed into our plans for next season.  I think a "Well done" to all plot holders is in order for helping achieve the standard.


  • More Grass to mow

    With the help of the Community Payback Scheme the stream bank area has been cleared, dug and reseeded with grass.  With so much grass to keep under control we are considering the purchase of a more efficient mower.  You can help by buying plants at the entrance or goods from the trading shed.


  • Plot Inspections

    8th June - ten plots were identified as requiring more work to achieve the parish council standards.  The follow-up inspections will be on 14th June

    The next general rounds of inspections are:

    June.

    August


  • AGM

    Although the attendance was down on last year it proved to be good meeting.  There were no significant areas of concern or controversy and the new committee was voted in.  The new chairman is Sean Keenan and the full committee details can be seen on the web site. Money was raised from a raffle of donated prizes and also from the sale of tea and coffee.  The meeting finished with a warm round of applause for Elaine Turner the outgoing chairperson. 


  • Improvements This Year

    More work continues on maintenance of the pathways and parking areas.  Funding for the stone has come from the Parish Council and the Community Payback Scheme manpower used to help carry out the work.  Dennis and Mick have carried on with their sterling work around the site. It’s thanks to Mick that the grass around the BBQ site looks so good.

    Discussions are under way with the Parish Council regarding converting one plot into five smaller raised bed areas that are wheelchair friendly and suitable for disabled parishioners.  A grant would be required if this is to be fully achieved.


  • Polytunnel

    The Polytunnel is now up and running and already sheltering plants, so a big thank you to all concerned in the build.  There have to be some guidelines on use, so please adhere to the following:
     
    Use restricted to members of the Association.
    Should only to be used for;
                    Propagation in pots or trays
                    Overwintering in pots or trays
                    Plants growing in pots or trays               
                    Small plants like tomatoes or peppers OK               
                    Wiry Plants like cucumbers No!
                    Large shrubs No!

    Please try to keep your plants together in an area on the ample bench space and ensure they are clearly labelled and identified with your name or plot number. In such a confined space, disease control is important to stop spread to other holder’s plants.  As the area is to be shared by all members, please avoid being too greedy with the space. Also members retain responsibility for watering their own plants.

    Anyone using the facility does so at their own risk as neither the association nor the Parish Council can accept responsibility for any loss or damage. 


The Allotments

Welcome to Watery Lane Allotment & Leisure Gardens.

We are situated on the edge of Codsall and Bilbrook on Watery Lane.
It is a lovely peaceful site, bordered by a stream and fields.
Click the images for more details:

Winter Damage


Spring on the Allotment Site  7th March 2017


So, where is this hiding?


Green Flag Award achieved July 2015


















Watery Lane Allotment & Leisure Garden Association Codsall

Contact John at jsdavis30@hotmail.com

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