Hesketh Bank Poor Marsh Allotments

 

Hesketh Bank Poor Marsh Allotments located at 66 Shore Road, occupy a four acre site originally leased from the Hesketh Estate on a Tithe rent. In 2006, the Council acquired the Freehold of the site which heralded the start of a major refurbishment. At that time just 6 individuals occupied the twenty strip allotments, each “10 chains” (220 yards) long – virtually unmanageable without machinery. The ground was also poorly drained with severe ponding occurring in wet weather in the centre of the site making the area unusable.

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Following significant investment, the current Community Garden was opened in 2010 creating approx. 60 manageable plots, encircling a central area of about an acre, designed to provide an attractive and wildlife friendly area for the community to enjoy. The site features an accessible path, seating, an apiary, an orchard, a pond and a wildflower garden.

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A beautiful Peace Garden has been added next to the car park at the front of the site and is kindly maintained by several plot holders.

Annually, the site plays host to the Mikron Travelling Theatre Company delivering a wonderful outdoor show. There is also a Summer Show and Family Fun Day with lots of fun events for all. For the last two years, a Scarecrow Competition has proved very popular and is likely to become an annual event.

 

 

 

We have successfully bid for and received grants to invest in the site and our community events are increasing revenue for reinvestment.

Our current site consists of 54 full plots and 10 half plots plus the communal area, peace garden and car park.

Fees for 2024/2025 are:-

  • £45 full plot
  • £30 half plot
  • £4.50 co-worker

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Contact us: poormarshpalssec@gmail.com>

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Site Plan – December 2023

2024/2025 Strategic Plan

Rules & Regulations

Events in 2024

  • Scarecrow Festival   22 June 2024
  • Mikron Theatre          7 July 2024
  • Summer Show           31 August 2024

Minutes Of Meetings

  • Jan 2024

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