Mereway is a very friendly allotment site in Northampton. Conveniently situated on the Ring Road adjacent to Tesco. It is a small piece of tranquillity for us and a haven for wildlife. Access to the field is through a green gate in the lay-by between the "Tesco" roundabout and Abbeyfield School/Goals Football.
Westbridge Depot, 9-13 St James Mill Rd, Northampton NN5 5JW Tel 01604 593400 Email
Allotments provide a wide range of benefits to communities and the environment. Apart from providing low cost food, they also provide valuable recreational opportunities involving healthy activity and social contacts. Allotments are significant to our green spaces and provide habitats for many forms of wildlife.
Taking on an allotment plot is not all hard work; it can have many advantages, providing fresh home grown vegetables, fruit and flowers for you and your family, free from artificial additives and at a fraction of that you would have expected to pay in a supermarket or greengrocer.
There is also the social side to allotments, meeting new friends with similar interests and enabling you to enjoy a healthy outdoor life with gentle exercise and a place to relax and unwind. Great examples of this are the "working party" days where lots of folk cheerfully turn up and help to maintain the whole field. Some paint, some do weeding , some move the free wood chippings to other parts of the field, others fill containers with useful stuff which can be sold in our shop. A massive "thankyou" to all the volunteers who turned up for our latest working party.