Martin Way Allotment Gardens Association

Our ethos & dates for your diary

The working party ethos

As a self-managed community, it makes good sense for us to carry out general maintenance and tidy up works around the site ourselves.  All plot holders are strongly encouraged to get involved to the best of their abilities.  

We aim to get a group together on four weekends each year (typically May, June, August and October) to deal with general site upkeep matters.  Typically we aim to put in a two hour stint, rewarded by tea, coffee and brownies; those with a little energy left return to the fray for a little longer. Those of us who participate all say that they really appreciate the opportunity to meet and chat to fellow-plotholders, whilst doing something worthwhile for the site as a whole.

The composition of the group changes from party to party - even if each of us can only participate once a year, that's enough to make a big difference.  Many hands make light work!

Additionally volunteers are needed for specific tasks, such as erecting the marquee at the start of the season and putting it away at the end.  

If you want to see the type of stuff we do, check out what we did in 2018. All working parties were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid 19.

The Working Party dates for 2021 are provisionally as follows:

Saturdays: 3rd April (Marquee erection) • 1st May • 19th June • 14th August  • 9th October   • 6th November (Marquee dismantling) - Covid restrictions permitting.

Please contact us ( if you're not already on the list and play your part in keeping our site up to scratch! 

It's not all tea, coffee and brownies!