Ansty Allotment Shed

The Ansty allotments are owned by the Ansty Sports and Social Club. All plot holders are members of the thriving club.  
The plots are located a short distance from the club building and have now buildings or sheds for storage of equipment or shelter.
The Association applied to Get Growing for a communal shed that would enable members to shelter and store communal equipment.
There are a few overgrown plots that require clearance before they will be in a condition to rent out. The members also applied to Get Growing for a communal rotator to enable the group to prepare the unused plots for new growers.
the society holds and annual horticulture show with an auction of produce to raise funds for a local charity.
Due to the remote location of the plots, the new shed had to be purchased as a flat pack and assembled on site.

Latest news and related projects

  • In September 2013, the Willoughby Parish Council applied for a Get Growing Grant to create some new community allotments in the centre of the village.
    With a waiting list of approximately 12 families, the council decided to acquire part of a grazing field to allotment plots. It hadn’t been cultivated for many years, so needed clearance.
    A boundary of fencing and a gate was be installed with the Get Growing grant.

  • The village of Church Lawford has obtained several new allotments via the LEADER funded service project ‘Get Growing!

    Funding supported clearance of the site as well as the purchase of growing equipment, fencing, a community shed and waterbutts for their plots.

  • Get Growing! is a fantastic LEADER funded service project which aims to brings together people in the rural parishes of Warwick District and Rugby Borough by providing support and resources for community food growing initiatives in their location. Building a sense of community by supporting people to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

    Get Growing! can help your community to grow, by providing gardening support and advice, training courses, growing equipment, publicity materials and resources you need, up to the value of approximately £3000.

  • Marton Pig Club, a community club, which collectively cares for and breed pigs for meat have secured LEADER funding to purchase hog roast and sausage making equipment to support the social element of their club.

    The club have also established an outreach programme to educate other villages on setting up Pig Clubs and aims to introduce many others to the benefits of communal pig keeping and producing your own food.

     

     

     

  • Bishop's Tachbrook Horticultural and Allotments Society have run a supplies shed for 20 years. The enterprise is run as a cooperative and gives local residents access to competitively priced compost, fetilisers and other growing aids. The 'shed', old shipping container,  had become badly rusted. Water ingress and rodent invasions were damaging stock. The group applied to Get Growing for the replacement of the container in order to allow the continuation of trading.