Welcome To

Marston Lane Allotments

About Us

Marston Lane Community Allotment Association (MLCAA) was formed as part of the Dig for Victory campaign and is one of four statutory sites in the borough.

Dig for Victory was a campaign launched by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1940 to help combat food shortages in Britain by promoting the planting of allotments in gardens and on public land.

Dig for Victory was very successful. From 815,000 allotments in 1939 the number rose to 1,400,000 by 1943.

Whilst Dig for Victory was a response to a wartime problem of food shortages many of its outcomes reflect things we are concerned about today:-

  • having access to fresh, healthy food
  • being active
  • living sustainably

At Marston Lane Allotments You Will Find...

Wildlife Area

A wildlife area exists and a number of trees have been planted to encourage all forms of birds, animals, and other wildlife.

Raised Beds

In 2014 a series of raised beds was developed to encourage the children/ grandchildren of site members to get involved by growing their own.

The Shop

There is a shop on site selling all sorts of horticultural goods from compost to 8′ canes and green netting.

Social Life

The site has a thriving social life with barbecues and a bonfire and party to celebrate bonfire night.

Where are Marston Lane Allotments?

The entrance to the site is tucked between two houses – Numbers 236 and 238 Marston Lane.

Interested In Joining Us?

If you’re interested in becoming a member then we’d love to hear from you. 

Please get in touch using the contact details below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


Robert Maggs – Secretary

Phone: 07976 848698

Email: rob@robmaggs.net


£25.00* / year for a full plot

£21.00* / year for a half plot

(*prices correct 2020)


Full plots: 33

Half plots: 15