Willoughby New Allotments

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 overall management of the new allotments will be the responsibility of the Parish Council, however, the plot holders will be encouraged to form a society with committee as soon as the plots are up and running. This will create cohesion among the group and support will be offered by the Parish Council.
It is hoped that in a couple of years, the plot holders will wish to start an annual Horticultural Show or get involved in existing village events.
The plots are centrally located and villagers will be encouraged to walk to the plots wherever possible.

Latest news and related projects

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Conservation group is a group of enthusiasts, born from the Weston under Wetherley Parish Plan (published in June, 2013) which determined that over 25% of the villagers wanted to see some areas within the village managed to support a greater diversity of plant and animal life.

  • 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.