Rufford Avenue Allotment Group

by | 31 October 2020 | Hobbies, Retford

Can you support a new voluntary group? The Rufford Avenue Allotment Group aims to develop a self-sustaining community allotment resource to help people in the Ordsall area improve their overall wellbeing. They especially encourage participation from people within the community who may feel marginalised due to a disability, mental health issues or affected by social isolation.
They have recently acquired an allotment on Rufford Avenue, Ordsall where members meet to socialise, keep active, enjoy the natural surroundings and ultimately enjoy the fruits of their labours when the time comes to harvest the produce.
They have been supported by Bassetlaw District Council, who have been kind enough to give them priority to one of their allotment plots. They have also had support from Bassetlaw CVS and Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Development team, who are working with them to develop a self-sustaining community group.
But at present they have no horticultural equipment and are relying on loaned equipment. Items such as: digging spades, digging forks, rakes, hand trowels, hand forks, propagators, overalls, wellingtons, gloves, seed trays, pots, compost, seeds and larger items like a shed and poly tunnel. New or second hand all would be greatly appreciated.
They are also trying to make the garden more accessible and would welcome any materials that would enable them to build footpaths and raised beds. Anything that would enable them to continue to provide a safe and welcoming space for people to meet would be greatly appreciated.
They are actively seeking support from local businesses and from within the community for funding or donations of equipment and other goods and would greatly appreciate any support or guidance you could give to their community project. They would be happy to meet with you to discuss the objectives of the group and share their plans to make this a fantastic resource for local people.
If you would like to help or meet, please get in touch with development worker John Reddish at or 0115 8043551 or 07500 814160. They look forward to hearing from you. New members are always welcome!