Eccleshall Allotments

Eccleshall Allotments Association near Stafford has been in existence for more than 40 years offering opportunities for local people to develop their gardening skills and grow their own produce.  Often thought of as an older person’s pastime in recent years the allotments have seen a rise in popularity amongst younger people and families.

Eccleshall Allotments Association joined Support Staffordshire in 2019 as our 900th member. We supported them by identifying funding opportunities and providing advice and guidance with funding applications for some raised beds to make the allotment more accessible to residents within their community.  We are thrilled we were able to support them to secure the funding they needed through a successful bid.

Ron Milne Chairman of Eccleshall Allotments Association said ‘Support Staffordshire have been extremely supportive in helping us look at ways of applying for funding to help the allotments become more sustainable for future generations.  We are particularly keen to make the allotments more accessible for people with mobility problems and would like to create some raised beds as well as making the area more secure. There is a real community feel here and we are keen for more people to have the chance to reap the rewards of this wonderful environment.”

He added ‘Since contacting Support Staffordshire and becoming a member we have been able to network with other volunteers and groups in the area and would urge anyone who runs a local charity or community groups to get in touch with and find out about the benefits of becoming a member”