Allotments are a valued and important asset to the Ashfield District, providing a wide range of benefits to both communities and the environment. They are a way of producing good low cost food, and they offer a recreational activity involving healthy exercise, social interaction and the fun and challenges of growing a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Allotments are an important green open space, providing a haven for wildlife in the heart of our towns and villages. Along with Parks they are often referred to as the “Green Lungs” of urban areas. On a historical level they also contribute to the retention of traditional skills and wisdom which through social interaction is passed on to future generations.