When Fairfield was set up as an independent parish in 2013, one of the things that residents asked for was allotments.  

Fairfield’s houses are for the most part lovely, but the garden space is generally fairly restricted.  So allotments would be an ideal solution for those who are keen gardeners, wanting to grow vegetables, fruit or flowers, but are frustrated by the other calls on the space available.  

I was walking with one of my granddaughters the other day and we stopped to admire a beautiful garden filled with plants and flowers.  “Yes,” she said, “but where can they play?”

Fairfield Parish Council (FPC) has been researching land for allotments since its inception, and again space and its availability has been the problem.

This issue is now being actively looked at and some promising areas are coming to light. It is a long, bureaucratic process, so do not hold your breath, but if you are very keen to have an allotment and want to be involved with the planning process get in touch with Shawn Reader at   shawn.reader@fairfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk.