SNARESTONE ALLOTMENTS SOCIETY
As far as we have been able to ascertain, the allotments have been established for 80+ years, most recently being under private ownership. When the landowner died in late 2007 her Estate was donated to charity and ultimately auctioned in July of 2008. Initially the plot holders tried to raise funds in order to purchase the amenity but, with the intervention of the Parish Council and the pledges from plot holders and local villagers, the site was thankfully bid for and purchased by the Parish Council for the benefit of the village and local people.
At the request of the Parish Council, the Snarestone Allotments Society was formed from existing plot holders in order to manage the day to day running of the site. The Society was able to apply for and obtain a Royal Society of Wildlife Trustís Local Food Grant in order to rejuvenate approximately half of the site to provide more plots, establish a new entrance and path running the length of the site, update rabbit-proof fencing, provide gated entrances and paths for each plot, to cut and trim overgrown trees and hedges to allow more light into the area, and have water connected.
There are now twenty plots of varying sizes all being cultivated by existing plots holders and new allotmenteers, including Snarestone C of E Primary School, all delighted at the fact that this valuable amenity has been preserved, for the benefit of the village and for generations to come, by the Parish Council.
Should anyone be interested in renting an allotment please provide your details, to be added to the waiting list, to Bob Oakes, Chairman on 07737 951116, or Sue Smith, Secretary on 01530 270798.
Should you wish to email us our email address is: Snarestone.email@example.com.
Following the AGM at the end of March 2012, the committee members are now as follows;
Chairman - Bob Oakes
Treasurer - John Hayden
Secretary - Sue Smith
Voting Member - Jean Allen
Parish Council Member - Jon Driffill
Allotments as they were....
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Allotments as are from Spring 2009........