During the first half of the
last century, allotments enabled many people to grow much of their
own food and were an important part of the local economy. With the
advent of cheap food interest in allotments waned and much of the
land (in Saxmundham as elsewhere) was used for house building.
desire for high quality fresh food has revived the interest in recent
years and the Town Council has been asked to try to provide more
allotments. At present there are seven privately owned allotments
with a substantial waiting list. If you own, or know of, any land
in the parish which might be suitable we would very much like to
hear from you.
the allotments in the town are privately owned, and are as follows:
in Saxon Road, contact Mr Thompson, 46, Saxon Road, Tel: 01728 602509.
4 at Saxmundham Town Bowls Club, contact Mr Jim Vice,
124 Saxon Road.
Tel: 01728 603100
of October 2014 all the allotments are in use, and the Town Clerk
has a waiting list. The Town Council, in conjunction with the Saxmundham
Horticultural Society, puts people who want allotments in touch
with residents who have large gardens that they can't cope with.
Please contact the Town Clerk