Church Lane Allotments – then and now

Here’s how the environment used to look way back when many years ago – when we had a factory and canal in Deanshanger.  You can see our entrance road next to Wharf House.

wharf house (1)

Here’s two aerial shots taken in February this year.  What a difference!

Aerial view of CL Allotment 2 Aerial view of CL Allotment site Feb 2016

Plot holders at Church Lane will recognise their plot!  Just click on the photo to enlarge it.

Many thanks to our plot holders Jon and Graham for the great photos.

Has anyone got any similar ‘then and now’ shots of Puxley Road site?

Thanks to TCL

Steve Pittams and his team at TCL very kindly donated and planted a beautiful fruit tree in our orchard today (17th March 2016), along with bulbs in natural groupings across the orchard and around the trees.  This very generous and thoughtful gesture is very much appreciated and ensures our orchard will endure into the future and be an area of natural beauty that we can further enhance ourselves over time with other wild flowers and plants.

We would also like to thank Steve for his very kind offer of ongoing free of charge support at Church Lane site for 2016.

Last year, following their professional assistance in cutting down the huge pile of brambles in our orchard, TCL offered their services on a free of charge basis to help keep the weeds down in the area of land that we own alongside the old canal wall, outside our perimeter fence where the willows and tall trees are situated.  This area forms part of the Deanshanger Conservation Area.  They also helped us to control the spread and growth of new brambles in our orchard.

Very many thanks to Steve and his team!

 

Site Maintenance

If you would like to play an active part in site management and maintenance and would enjoy working as a team to help in keeping our sites looking good and working optimally, an opportunity exists to join your Site Committee for 2016.

Please send an email to deanshangerallotments@gmail.com indicating your site and in which aspects of site management and maintenance you would be interested in volunteering your time.

We look forward to hearing from you!