Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Welcome to the Jubilee Allotments, a site of eighty-six 70-square-metre plots for residents of Knaresborough and Starbeck.
In 2010 the Jubilee Allotments Association was established by Knaresborough Town Council. A healthy demand for allotments in the area led to the purchase of the site in late 2010. Situated on Bilton Hall Drive, the tranquil, rural site boasts distant views of Knaresborough over rolling meadows.
The first allotments were allocated in early 2011, and a community spirit emerged soon after. Thanks to the hard work of plot holders, their families and friends, Committee members past and present, and funders, the field has been transformed in a few years from rough pasture into productive vegetable gardens with access track, parking, complete deer and rabbit fencing, communal sheds and even an eco-friendly composting toilet!
Getting a water supply to the site has been an ongoing challenge, as there is no suitable source of piped water. Undeterred, plot holders have collected rain water off shed roofs, and we are currently building communal water stations to collect more.
This is a member-managed website that aims to keep members informed about events, fundraising activities and updates.
It also provides members with an opportunity to share photos, tips and news. Eventually we hope also to sell equipment, seeds and plants online.
If there's anything you'd like to add or announce please use the Contact Us form or Member Forum to let us know.
I'm pleased to announce that our new discussion forum is now live. If you're on the Jubilee email list, I'll send you an invitiation shortly, or you can go there now and register.
I've archived the old forum, so if there's anything you were particularly fond of it can be retrieved.
If you're having problems registering at the forum, please feel free to contact me here.