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.

  • Program for raised beds

    This year we are moving forward with the building of a limited number of raised beds.  As we did not get a Lottery Grant, we are going to progress one raised bed at a time as money becomes available and subject to the Parish Council approval.

    Follow the link in the menu panel for more detail.

  • Annual BBQ

    The sun shone!  Everyone seemed to enjoy the day. Food, drink, sun and the children having fun, what more could you want.  With ticket money, raffle takings and donations for Ian's beer the association benefited by £220.

  • 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.

  • Bird Feeding Area

    With the help of the Community Payback Scheme the bird feeding area has been refurbished and parts of the area have been prepared for the planting of flowers. Pictures in the side bar.

  • Plot Inspections

    The Parish Council have received clarification on the the Data Protection Act, which will have an impact on the current inspection and follow up process.  The process is under review and will be clarified by March 2018

  • 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. We are expecting the results of our lottery grant bid by the end of October.

  • 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:

A reminder of better days

Bird Feeding Area

BBQ September 2017

Green Flag Award achieved July 2015

Watery Lane Allotment & Leisure Garden Association Codsall

Contact John at jsdavis30@hotmail.com

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