Private allotment spaces designed to bust the waiting lists for council-owned green spaces have gone on the market, thanks to a brave initiative by Andy Laker from Oakhurst.
The Dorcan Academy teacher was so taken aback in 2011 that he would have to wait two years for a municipal allotment that he looked for land to start his own.
His bid at auction for a site close to Junction 16 M4 was successful but it’s taken him two years to get to the stage of inviting tenants to apply for a plot.
There are 35 available, secured by a six foot fence with a fob entry system. There is parking access, plans for a further two water stations and on-site eco toilets for users.
The aim is to build a community of independent allotment holders and give them greater freedom to grow and run smallholdings.
The new venture allows applicants to have an allotment as theirs to use within 48 hours of applying.
See details of the discount on the first year’s rental below. Find out more and apply via mypatchswindon.co.uk