Duston Parish Council

Connecting the Community

Bloom 2020

Clerk: Mr Justin Gleich
Duston Community Centre
Pendle Road, Duston
Northamptonshire NN5 6DT

Tel: 01604 583626

Duston has its very own community allotment – Grow Together Allotment is on the Berrywood Road allotment site and is managed by the Duston Youth Club in collaboration with Voluntary Impact's School for Life and Age UK.

The aim is to develop the allotment into a community facility for all ages encouraging young and old to work together. We took possession of the allotment on 1st April 2016 and in just a few months the space has been transformed.Local business Travis Perkins has not only donated materials, including a shed, but has spent time volunteering to hep get the allotment in working order. On the 1st June Stuart Linnelll from Radio Northampton came out to interview volunteers young and old. We celebrated with a grand opening on the 16th June marking the occasion by planting a fruit tree kindly donated by Golby's and creating a herb garden with herbs given to us by Perkins Florist.

We hold volunteering days on the allotment every month. If you would like to offer a little of your time to help maintain the allotment please contact Jenny at the Parish Office. You may like to follow the allotments progress via our twitter or Facebook page at The Grow Together Allotment.

September 2016

The Grow Together Allotment won a Judges Award at the East Midlands in Bloom Awards which were held in Mansfield on 14 September 2016. Well done to all involved

October 2016

We have now secured the extra 3 poles that join the allotment. This makes our plot 10 poles which is the standard for an allotment.

October 2017

Well done Jenny and the Volunteers