Watford gets green-fingered with council’s Parks and Allotment Forum

Dozens of keen allotment gardeners and park users attended Watford Borough Council’s Parks and Allotment Forum on Saturday 20 October.

Published: Monday, 29th October 2018

Dozens of keen allotment gardeners and park users attended Watford Borough Council’s Parks and Allotment Forum on Saturday 20 October.

Attendees were able to swap plants, take part in a horticultural quiz and hear from experts, including Watford Borough Council’s Head of Parks, Paul Rabbitts and Laurie Elvin from the South West Herts Archaeological & Historical Society. Veolia – who look after Watford’s parks and allotments - were also on-hand to give out information.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “The council manages 1,191 allotment plots but there are still just over 100 plots waiting for someone to take them on. I’d encourage everyone to have a go at a bit of gardening. It was great to be part of this event, bringing together allotment holders from across our town.”

The cost of an allotment in Watford is £5.10 per ‘pole’ – a 25 metre squared area of land – per year. Most plots are between five and 10 poles in size and cost between £24 and £48 a year. Watford residents interested in renting an allotment can contact Veolia on enquiries.watford@veolia.co.uk or 0203 567 6900 in most cases. If, however, you want a Cherry Tree allotment, please phone the Cherry Tree Allotment Association on 01923 492218.

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