Allotments at Westlands ready for keen gardeners

For keen gardeners, Christmas may have come early with the news that 59 allotment plots have been added to South Somerset District Council's (SSDC) portfolio at the Westlands site in Yeovil.

SSDC is pleased to announce that the allotments are currently being managed, under lease, by the Westlands Allotment and Horticultural Society but there are some vacant plots ready for letting.

Cost to rent one of the plots is £35.00 per year, with additional contributions for insurance and water usage. All plots are 7.3m by 15.1m. Car parking is also available on site.

There is no longer a requirement that allotment holders have to be members of the complex, meaning that any resident interested in renting a plot can now do so.

If you are interested in renting an allotment at Westlands, please contact Mike Amor (Chairman of Westlands Allotment) on 01935 474008 or Tim Wheeler (Allotment Warden) on 01935 477503.

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture at South Somerset District Council said, "Activities such as gardening or tending to allotments are excellent for relaxation and mental stimulation and therefore have a positive impact on people's health and wellbeing. Anyone interested in tending to an allotment should register an interest as soon as possible because I'm sure the spaces will soon be filled up and allocated."