As part of National Allotments Week, Bassetlaw District Council is holding an Allotment Open Day to encourage more residents to get outdoors and ‘grow their own.’
There are a number of vacancies on allotment sites across Worksop and residents will have a chance to see what renting an allotment is all about as part of the Open Day, which will take place this Sunday (19th August) at Cheapside Allotments, Worksop between 10.30am and 4pm.
Maria Batty, Allotment Steward at Cheapside said: “As part of the Open Day, we hope that people will see that, for just a small amount of money, you can rent a plot and grow your own tasty fruit and veg and know exactly where it comes from.
“There are also a lot of other benefits to having an allotment, like lots of fresh air and exercise as well as helping with mental health. For me, when you are working the land and are focussed on what you’re doing, it helps to take your mind off your troubles and has a positive effect.”
Allotment Holder, Delia Higgins added: “As a teacher, I find that having an allotment and doing something physical rather than mental helps me to create a bit of time for myself and distress after work. I also pick out what I want for tea that night and have something that’s extremely fresh.
“The Open Day is also a chance for people to come and have a look – especially at sites like Cheapside – and see that we’re all a friendly bunch of gardeners, that it’s a safe area and a great community to be part of.”
Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “If you have ever considered having an allotment, why not go down and have a chat with some friendly gardeners and find out what it takes to grow your own crops. There are plots of various sizes available across five Worksop sites.”
In addition to the Open Day ay Cheapside, the allotment site at Claylands Avenue will be open everyday this week between 10am and 2pm. Find out more about allotments.
For more information about allotment sites in Worksop, please visit www.bassetlaw.gov.uk and search for Allotment Information.
Last Updated on Tuesday, November 27, 2018