It has been a busy year at all three of the village allotment sites with many new plot holders joining the long established members.
The three year plan for the Heys Lane allotment site has now reached its final phase with major improvements across the site.
Stone has been laid on the main driveway and matting has been installed along the main pedestrian pathways to improve access. Whilst new bridges span the waterway, bees have been welcomed to the site and both the orchard and rose garden are maturing nicely.
Members of the Chorley Hall Lane allotments have been working to improve the site for wildlife by putting up bat boxes, bird boxes and building bug houses.
They have also hosted a number of charity fundraising events including serving cream teas in supporrt of the May Fair to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice. In June the site was opened for the Wilmslow Wells for Africa Gardens Day and their fortnightly cafe days for plot holders have also contributed towards their fundraising which to date has reached £859 for East Cheshire Hospice.
Additionally, a lot has changed at Beech Close allotments with a newly fenced path, a new wildlife area where hedehogs along with insects and animals have been encouraged to visit which has been helped with donations and talks given by experts.
With recent lottery funding Beech Close Community Allotments is in the planning stages for its own community hub where the plot holders can meet up to chat about flower or vegetable achievements and help each other with some growing tips.
If you are interested in having an allotment plot in Alderley Edge visit the Parish Council website.