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About

Situated between New Basford and Whitemoor and nestling between the Tram Depot and the Ring Road, Whitemoor Allotments occupy around 17 acres of land just over 2 miles from Nottingham City Centre. The main gate is on Wilkinson Street but there is another gate at the other end of the site on Western Boulevard.

The site contains 143 gardens; the largest of which is approximately 600 square yards and the smallest is 150 square yards. Our facilities also include 2 large car parks, a recycling compound, a site shop, a community cabin that we use for events and even two composting toilets!

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Tenants of the allotments are constituted as ‘The Whitemoor Gardenholders Association’ and the site is managed and run by an elected committee of volunteering tenants with a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Shopkeeper and a Maintenance Manager. The Association holds the ground on a 25 year lease from Nottingham City Council.

Gardens are let mainly to individuals and families but we also have 2 schools on site, and Nottingham Organic Gardeners have their demonstration garden on our site. A small group of people keep chickens at the site and there are an increasing number of beehives.

The particular character of the site is provided by the privet hedges that delineate each garden.

Whilst the hedges provide privacy and security for each tenant they also mean our gardeners have the (at least) twice yearly chore of hedge cutting, this can be a major headache both for our tenants and for the management committee, who have to ensure the work is done.

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The Site Shop is open on Saturday mornings selling everything from compost to canes and potato seed to enviromesh.

The shop is currently run by Charlie Wilson and Chris Smedley.

The Compound is a gated secure area where we store leaf mould, wood chippings, manure, paving slabs and anything else we can get our hands on. Plant pots are recycled to new users from here. Open every Saturday morning, or by arrangement with the committee. Most is freely available to tenants, though the manure is charged by the barrow.

One allotment researcher investigating the history of the site claims that in the early years of the last century the land now occupied by Whitemoor Allotments was used for growing hops for the nearby Shipstones Brewery. In the mid 1920’s James Shipstone gave the land to the City Council and the allotments were created.

Out of work miners eager for temporary employment were brought in to set out the avenues and plant the hedges. Many allotments have the remains of foundations and brick footings, evidence of what must have been quite significant buildings and greenhouses on them which can be attributed, along with the hedges, to the work of these men.

 

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