Answer to a problem
Raised beds for Disabled
user, and an extra plot at
The first Allotments existed in the late 1940's on the other side of the park. Since June 1998 High Lane Allotments lay quietly nestled between the Village Hall, the Conservative club and houses on Windlehurst Road, until a request for more plots was asked of the Council.
Fortunately a large plot of land next to the original allotments offered potential for several individual plots. This was cleared and levelled by the Council in 2009 and then handed over to the existing Allotment Association to set out the plots after the drains and water pipes had been laid underground.
Existing plot holders and most of the people on the waiting list turned out with their tools, totally oblivious as to which plot they would get.
Finally and after many months, the last piece of turf was laid to a loud cheer and the popping of a cork to celebrate all endeavours.
Now the race was on, plot holders with plans in hand, set out their ideas for growing their produce just weeks into planting time. Coincidently the start of the season was good, so produce was available to show at a special event.
The new site extension was officially opened on 25th July 2011 by Andrew Stunnell MP OBE, in the presence of The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Hazel Lees. The gates were opened to the public who were keen to view the new site.
To recognise all endeavours, the Council gifted a bench which was sited where new and old plots meet. Several trophies were won and HLAA became well known as one of the best Allotments Associations in the Stockport area.