The benefits of having an allotment can’t be overstated.
In an age where more and more people are concerned about “food miles” and what’s gone in to their food, there’s no better way of making sure the fruit and veg you eat is up to your standards than growing your own.
And it’s good for you in other ways, too.
Just half an hour of gardening on an allotment can burn off as much calories as low-impact aerobics – while getting out to an allotment can help you meet new people and socialise in a new setting.
As part of National Allotments Week, which runs from Monday, August 14 to Monday, August 20, Wrexham Council is inviting members of the public who might be interested in renting an allotment of their own to add their names to current waiting lists.
Wrexham Council runs four allotment sites where plots can be rented by members of the public:
- Erddig Allotment (Hollow/Thomas Fields), Erddig Road
- Victoria Road Allotment, Victoria Road.
- Prices Lane Allotment, Prices Lane
- Tanyfron Allotment, Glen Way, Tanyfron
More information on Wrexham Council’s allotments, and applying for one of the plots, is available here.
“Signing up to waiting lists helps us to assess demand”
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “While spaces on council allotments might be subject to waiting lists, we’d always advise people to sign up to the lists, so we can get an idea of the demand that’s out there for allotments.
“Given we’re now in National Allotment Week, I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank allotment users across Wrexham – they do an excellent form of voluntary work which adds another element to the outdoor environment in Wrexham, and that is very much appreciated.”
Cllr Bithell added: “Waiting lists are longer at Erddig, Tanyfron and Victoria, but we only have a small waiting list for Prices Lane, so it’s well worth for people getting in touch.”
As part of the nationwide series of events for National Allotment Week, the Wrexham Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association (WALGA) will hold its annual Flower, Vegetable and Home Produce Open Show for 2017 at St Margaret’s Church and Community Hall on Chester Road, Wrexham, from 2pm on Saturday, August 19.
For more details on the event and the work undertaken by the Association, visit www.walga.co.uk.
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