PRESS RELEASE

31st May 2018

 

London’s oldest allotment to open gates for fourth annual Summer Open Day

Plotholders at London’s oldest allotment are giving visitors the opportunity to experience the capital’s horticultural heritage this summer as Northfields Allotments opens its gates for its fourth annual summer open day.

Northfield Allotments open day

PRESS RELEASE

10th April 2017

London's oldest allotments recognised as asset of community value despite development threat

London's oldest allotment site has received official recognition from Ealing Council as an asset of community value (ACV) under the Localism Act 2011.

Last night (Monday 27th March 2017) we took the campaign to save London’s oldest allotments to the bi-annual forum of the councillors of Walpole Ward in Ealing, the electoral ward where Northfields Allotments is located.

In a packed meeting that was greatly swelled by a large number of plotholders from the allotments, Ealing Dean Allotment Society chairwoman Christina Fox gave an impassioned speech as to why we so strongly opposed any further development on the site.

Christina Fox presenting Northfields Allotments' case at the Northfield Ward Forum

PRESS RELEASE

9th January 2017

Petition opposing development of London's oldest allotments gains 1,000 signatures in a week

 

A new petition opposing plans to build on part of London's oldest allotments has received more than 1,000 signatures during its first week.

Northfield Allotments Halloween Open Day 2016
It’s been nearly a month since the Halloween Pumpkin Walk and we’ve all recovered enough to talk about it.

We all did a huge amount of preparation for this, especially Dominic and Fran: there were 150 pumpkins to be carved, plots to be decorated, witches caves to be built, preserves and cakes to be made, the lucky and yucky dips to assemble and lights to put up.

At 3pm, we opened our gates and it seemed that all of Ealing came to visit us, nearly 2,000 people in all.

Northfield Allotments Halloween Open Day 2016

PRESS RELEASE

15th November 2016

Plans to build on London's oldest allotments reaffirmed by landlord

Plans to build on the oldest surviving allotments in London were reaffirmed by the site’s landlord at a public consultation this weekend despite fierce local objections. 

Today Emily is answering our questions. 

Tell us about yourself

I live in Hanwell with my partner Drew, my six-month old baby Tommy, and a three-legged cat named Bob. I work in a library and in my spare time enjoy walking, baking and beekeeping.

Hives and poppies Northfields Allotment

If you've ever walked past the allotments and wondered what sort of people we are, this is for you. Now there are quite a few of us so as not to overwhelm you, we'll do it one by one. Going first is Francesca, Fran is also one of the brains behind the Halloween Pumpkin Walk on 29 October, so she a good person to start with.

Tell us about yourself

Plotholder Profile - Starting out

Ealing Dean Allotments have 141 plots and, although we all look after our own plots, the Committee is responsible for the overall maintenance of the site, including the paths, fence and hedge surrounding the site.

To keep on top of this work, we have Volunteer mornings on the first Saturday of each month (except January!) where plot holders, people on the waiting list and interested locals come together to sort out whatever it is that needs doing.

Ealing Dean Volunteer Day

PRESS RELEASE

9th September 2016

London's oldest allotment faces development threat

The oldest surviving allotment in London 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. 

Pages