Green fingered success at Chatteris allotment open day

PUBLISHED: 08:53 21 July 2015

Allotment open day, Chatteris. Picture: Steve Williams.

Allotment open day, Chatteris. Picture: Steve Williams.

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The green fingered goodies of allotment holders were celebrated with an open day held at Chatteris.

Allotment holders displayed the wide variety of vegetables, soft fruit and flowers they grow on their Honeysome Road plots at the first summer open day.

Organisers said the allotments were always a hive of activity and competition was often fierce among some who wanted to grow the biggest and best vegetables.

Others just liked to escape to the peace of the Fens, cultivating their crops and then taking home deliciously fresh produce.

Members of the Allotments’ Association were on hand to answer questions and to show off their plots. An added attraction was a scarecrow competition and refreshments.

Allotment open day, Chatteris. Picture: Steve Williams.Allotment open day, Chatteris. Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris Town Council rents out more than 130 allotments.

The cost is currently £27 a year. Anyone considering taking one on and wishing to know about the work involved or simply wishing to know what can be grown please forward your name, address and telephone number to the clerk, Joanna Melton by e-mail chatteriscouncil@btconnect.com or by calling 01354 695166.

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