Excitement is growing for Green Sefton’s Allotment Fortnight celebrations 2018!
For the second year running Green Sefton, the Local Authority’s team who look after parks, greenspaces and our coastline, have been busy sprouting plans for a two week celebration of all things allotments between August 27 and September 9.
Working along side self-managed sites, Allotment Fortnight will highlight various community projects, activities and food bank donation schemes across a number of allotments in the borough.
Community open days will take place at 14 allotments, including Altcar Road in Formby, Scape Lane, Crosby, Beach Road, Litherland and Gardener Avenue, Bootle.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Last years Allotment Fortnight was a huge success and we want this year to be even better.
“The event is a great way for us to really celebrate our fantastic communities and the work they do at allotments all across Sefton.
“We have more than 1,100 allotment plots over 14 sites across Sefton so they really are the cream of the crop!
“During Allotment Fortnight residents are invited to come down between 10.30am and 2.30pm on each open day and learn more about the sheer wealth of what we do at our sites.
“Council staff will be on hand throughout all the sites to meet with tenants and those interested in getting more involved with our allotments scheme.
“We’ll also be running a number of food bank collection points during each open day where we encourage anyone with spare fruit, vegetables and produce they may have grown to donate to a local good cause.
“Our allotments are not just about growing fruit and veg. They are a brilliant community resource.”
If you are a resident of Sefton and would like to rent an allotment call 0151 934 2943 for more information. Spaces are currently readily available at Browns Lane in Netherton.
Altcar Road, Formby – August 27
Blundell Lane, Southport – August 28
Dunningsbridge Road, Bootle – August 29
Scape Lane, Crosby – August 30
Birkdale Irrigation, Birkdale – August 31
Hatton Hill, Litherland – September 1
Hoggs Hill, Formby – September 2
Sherwood Road, Crosby – September 3
Netherton Community Garden. – September 3
Browns Lane, Netherton – September 5
Town Lane, Southport – September 6
Beach Road, Litherland – September 7
Queensway, Crosby – September 8
Gardener Avenue, Bootle – September 9