The allotments have gone through many changes including three Acts of Parliament and have been the subject of many legal battles. The Poor’s Land and what has been derived from it, forms a large part of the Charity’s landholdings.
The charity now has approximately 400 workable plots over 4 sites.
Sadly over the years a good number of plots have become overgrown and are no longer in use. Walton-on-Thames Charity has started to make good progress with a program that recovers these plots. It will continue with this program in line with available funds and demand.
Walton-on-Thames Charity works closely with Walton and District Allotment and Garden Society (WADAGS) who are assisting the charity with its program of reclaiming and managing its allotments.
Visit www.wadags.co.uk for more information about WADAGS and in particular the benefits of membership which include
Walton on Thames Charity recognizes the many benefits of having an allotment which can include
The Charity’s 4 allotments sites are:
To apply for an allotment contact: 0203 328 0254 or email email@example.com
Here are just a few comments about the positive impact that having an allotment has had on some of the Charity’s allotment tenants
“Having an allotment has made a huge difference. I cook more from scratch. Spend less at the supermarket. It’s improved my fitness and I have met loads of new people here. There’s a real sense of community there. I have lived in Walton for ten years but never felt connected to the town in any way but now I do.”
“Having an allotment has made a great difference. We find it very therapeutic as well as getting a very good produce. I would recommend people to try and get a small plot. It is hard but very rewarding!”