Welcome to Cookhill Allotments.
The allotments are situated off the Ridgeway, Astwood Bank a short distance on the left past the Why Not Public House, when travelling towards Redditch. There are currently 34 plots, owned and run by Cookhill Parish Council with the assistance of Cookhill Allotment Association.
Allotments have been on this site since just after the First World War, they are set in an idyllic rural setting with views of the Malvern and Breedon Hills. We have a mixture of large, medium and small plots to suit all needs. We pride ourselves on being a friendly informal site where new comers to allotments are always welcome.
Many of our tenants are benefiting from growing their own crops which not only helps to keep a healthy lifestyle but also provides very cheap but high quality fresh vegetables and fruit for their families. The Allotment Association have a small committee dedicated to ensuring things run smoothly and to provide assistance and advice to tenants.
Despite its rural settings, the site is fenced off, has mains water, a toilet and a good sized car park for tenants.
There are currently two plots available at the allotment site. They can be taken on either as a single plot, with 8 raised beds, or together as a double plot, with 16 raised beds.
Kate Brazier, Clerk to Parish Council on 07584 687283, or
David Claydon Chairman, Cookhill Allotment Association on 01527 894317
BIG LOTTERY FUNDING NEW
Cookhill Allotment Association have been successful in obtaining £8,000 funding from the Big Lottery Fund, to purchase a multi-purpose two wheeled tractor, a heavy duty lawn mower and storage facility for use on their Ridgeway site . The tractor will be available to assist any tenant in cultivating, ploughing, rotavat
ing and preparing their plots for winter, spring or when they need a little help in tidying up.
In the past many tenants have taken on plots with the aim of growing their own food and encouraging a healthy lifestyle only to give up when the going gets tough and they realise that maintaining an allotment can be hard work. In some cases family and work commitments reduce the amount of time that can be given to a plot. Elderly tenants or those not in the best of health can also find the physical work daunting.
“We are absolutely thrilled to get this award from the Big Lottery Fund, it will transform the community facilities on site, it is a package of support for tenants with the aim of making it easier to maintain and prepare plots, yes when the going gets tough the machines really will get going.” Chairman David Claydon