There are two adjacent sites located both alongside and within Surville Cemetery; the lower site has been running since 2013 and the upper site since 2015. In total, there are 64 plots varying in size leased to plot holders on a yearly basis for a tenancy fee from £100 to £120 per annum.
The plot holders grow a marvellous amount of produce on their plots and take pride in caring for them, growing not only vegetables but fruit, herbs and flowers. The site has been well run with a very active Committee who liaise closely with the Parish over any issues or site improvements. The site is unique because no sheds have been erected mainly due to the group wanting to maximise the growing area available, toolboxes have been the preferred choice.
Speaking to allotment holders is very rewarding and they all have a genuine reason for growing and are reaping the benefits of being outdoors and undertaking exercise at their own pace.
There is a great sense of community at the allotments, with plot holders often helping each other out and swapping produce with one another. There is an active Facebook Group and plans to hold regular events and demonstrations for plot holders.
Parish in Bloom competition
St Helier allotment holders enjoy entering the annual Parish in Bloom competition and were delighted to achieve a Silver Award in 2017 and a Silver-Gilt Award in 2018. We continue to make improvements with the aim of eventually achieving a Gold award.
We would love for you to join our team of plot holders. All the allotments are currently allocated, but we do have a waiting list open with an average waiting time of approximately one year.
If you would like to place your name on the waiting list, please contact the Secretary by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.