The allotments are located at the top of Owl End in Great Stukeley (map) and were created in 2013 by the Stukeleys Parish Council and landowners Urban and Civic. There are 17 plots in total, currently 8 of these are full size (253 sqm) and 9 half size.
The allotments are managed by the Stukeleys Allotment Society on behalf of the Stukeleys Parish Council on land that has been made available to local residents by Urban and Civic, the developers of Alconbury Weald.The design draws on best practice guidance from across the UK supplied by the National Society for Allotments and Leisure Growers (NSALG) with plots radiating out from a central hub to promote a sense of community. There is a rainwater harvesting system which collects water run-off with stations provided at a number of locations to provide easy access to water.
Another key element of the design is space reserved for expansion of the allotment area if there is an increase in demand, with the option to add three more full size and five half size plots in the future.
Outside of the allotments is a Jubilee Wood which volunteers from the villages helped to plant in 2012 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The land was gifted to local residents to provide a community woodland by Urban and Civic and will help to shelter the allotments from the wind.
All allotment plots are currently occupied, however if you are interested in having an allotment, please contact the Parish Council by email via the Clerk.
Keeping ahead of COVID-19
The Stukeleys Parish Council have made emergency arrangements for the continuation of essential work during the period of Coronavirus.