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Enfield residents snap up allotment plots in spades

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18 May 2017

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Hundreds of people have in recent weeks signed up to rent an allotment plot in Enfield with some sites getting close to full capacity.


- Recent surge in allotment applications across Enfield
- Some vacant plots still available although interest is growing, fast
- Plots available from as little as £3 per month and discounts arranged in some circumstances
 
 
Hundreds of people have in recent weeks signed up to rent an allotment plot in Enfield with some sites getting close to full capacity.
 
Green-fingered residents are flocking to put down roots and sow their seeds with plots based over 30 sites available from as little as £3 per month.
 
If you are considering renting an allotment, there are some vacancies available, but you had better move fast. Vacant plots are still available at:
- Elliots Field Allotment (Aspen Way, Freezywater)
- Enfield Playing Fields (Carterhatch Lane Allotment)
- Church Street 4 & Church Street 2 Allotments (Great Cambridge Road between Bury Street & Church Street)
- Weir Hall Allotment (Great Cambridge Road on the border with Haringey)
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “It is great that so many people in Enfield are taking an interest in growing their own fruit and vegetables. Without a doubt, there are some great benefits to growing your own food. Harvesting ensures you get the freshest pick of the crop, in season, and you could, in the long term, even save on your food bills. Gardening is also a great way to stay active. Moreover, it’s good for the environment and harbours a community spirit.”
 
Those interested in renting a plot can do so here: https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/allotment-tenant-enquiries/. Some overgrown plots are being offered at a discount. Meanwhile, there are further reductions in prices for those on low incomes, the unemployed, those over the age of 63, disabled people and those residents who are studying.
 
Follow Enfield Council on Facebook to see our weekly veg-based recipes, to help allotment owners make the best use out of their fruit and vegetables. In addition, follow our Twitter feed @EnfieldCouncil to share your tips on gardening and growing.
 
There is plenty of information available for free. Enfield’s libraries have a host of books on gardening, growing and horticulture, or look online – the Royal Horticultural Society has some good advice for those starting out on an allotment. Take a look here: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/beginners-guide/allotment-basics