If you'd like to encounter witches and warlocks, spectres and skeletons, then put on your spookiest costume and head for Northfields Allotments in West Ealing on Saturday October 27. There, from 3pm to 7pm, you can join our Halloween Pumpkin Trail, all eerily lit by Jack-O'Lanterns.

London's oldest surviving allotment is facing the threat of being built on thanks to plans by its landlord to construct a new housing development on part of the allotment site. 

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Here are the winners of the Northfields 2018 Allotment Awards in pictures.

Northfields allotment best 1st year plot

On Sunday 25 September, the Ealing Dean Allotments Society (EDAS) called a Special General Meeting (SGM) for all plotholders at Northfields Allotments to discuss the proposed development by Pathways on the allotment site. The plan to construct a mix of social and private housing, including a five or six storey building is expected to result in the loss of 10% of the allotment site.

Ealing Dean Allotment Society SGM Save Northfields Allotments - Unanimous vote by members to oppose Pathways' development proposals for Dean Court Ealing including building on Northfields allotment site

London Live visited the allotment site to discuss with us our opposition to the proposed development. Their bulletin can be viewed here:

Last week all plotholders at Northfields Allotments on Northfield Avenue in Ealing were informed by their landlord, Pathways, that it intends to build on 10% of the allotment site. Pathways plans to construct a mix of social and private housing, including a five or six storey building, and has opened consultations on the plans.

We have created two history videos for the allotments and surrounding area.

The first video is the "History of Northfield Allotments" or to give the allotments their earlier name Ealing Dean Common Allotments

None of us have an allotment to win awards - we just enjoy gardening and being outdoors on our plots growing the things we love.

However, the committee do feel it is good to commend those who tend their plots almost everyday.  Their time and effort shows in every cabbage, every strawberry and every flower…and that should be celebrated.  So this year, we asked one of the Haslemere committee to judge which plots should be celebrated as winners - the results are below:

EDAS open day - Award Winners

We know watching adults growing vegetables can sometimes be a bit boring. So, we thought a sunflower competition would make your time on the allotments more interesting.

We have chosen sunflowers because they can grow very, very tall.  They are also the perfect flowers for wildlife.  In the summer you can watch our allotment bees fly all the way from plot 230B to collect the nectar from your flowers to make honey.  In the autumn you’ll be able to see the birds feeding on the seeds.

Its easy to enter the competition:

Sunflow competition

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