Syston Allotment Society works for the benefit of plot holders and the wider community at the allotment site on Upper Church Street, Syston. Our aim is to encourage allotment gardening, liaise with Syston Town Council, provide support and information to plot holders, improve the sustainability of the site, maintain communal areas, sell seeds and other gardening supplies and provide opportunities for plot holders and their families to meet at social events. Plant and produce sales involve the whole community.

Trends come and go with food, but working the land and vegetable growing is always popular, whatever your skill level, or whatever your reason may be for wanting to grow your own sustainable food.

Luckily, allotments remain in demand despite the trends of television influence. Research has shown that in times of modern recession their popularity increases and we all probably know of the ‘Dig for Victory’ history, when working the land was strongly encouraged during wartime and rationing.

Perhaps you want to grow your own healthy food and know where it comes from? Or want to know you are helping bees, other pollinators and wildlife? Or consciously contribute to saving food miles? Maybe you might want to join others in sharing information and experience while enjoying all the satisfaction of having your own allotment and enjoying some peace and quiet, as well as getting some exercise.

With 122 plots at Syston Allotments, many people think the waiting list will be too long, but this is not always the case. There is a steady supply of plots becoming available each season. It is always worth checking by keeping in touch.

Basically, ‘Beat the trend’ – Now is a good time for getting yourself, or an interested group of people on the waiting list if you live in Syston.

The Allotment Society has a committee of seven members (there is no limit on committee members) including a Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. You can contact the Chairman Richard Thorpe on 07973 443945