A U3A Allotment?  

Chesterfield U3A has been offered the exciting opportunity to form an Allotment Group with its own allotment.

The allotments are run by the Rufford Close Allotment Association and located at Rufford Close, Boythorpe, S40 2PB.

This is a secure, well maintained allotment setting off Hunloke Avenue. The beautifully maintained site has a purpose built community plot with five raised beds, a summerhouse, a greenhouse and a water supply. This plot would be available to a U3A Allotment Group.

The community plot offers an opportunity for gardeners of all abilities to grow their own produce, together with the benefits of working in an outdoor environment.

If the U3A took on the plot the group would be considered a member of the Allotment Association. There would be some costs. The rent for the plot is £22 in 2018 rising to £26.40 next year. An annual water charge of £5 is payable and there are costs for seeds, plants, compost and other consumables, again payable to the Allotment Association.

There are some pictures of the allotment below.

A U3A Group Co-ordinator would be needed.

If this opportunity interests you, please contact me. My details are in the newsletter.

Joyce Hart, Groups Facilitator


picture of allotment

allotmant picture



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