Derek Denwood picks up prizes for best new plot and best photo, Fran Vigano for best CTC allotment plot and Julian Kowak for best young gardener.Runners up include Victor Land, Milo Kenyon and Ben Hewson.

Councillor Alice Mann, Chairman of the Allotments Committee says, “The before and after photos Derek submitted show how much hard work has been put into his plot this year”.

“This year’s competition has been tough to judge because it is clear how much time and effort entrants have put into their plots. Photos have shown bountiful crops, well-organised raised-beds and creative constructions from trellises to scarecrows.”

Judges were delighted to see the enthusiasm of entrants in the Young Gardener category hearing how they have been making banana compost and growing on their allotments and at home. Colne Town Council manages over 140 allotments around Colne over 21 sites. The Allotments have proved a great reason for people to get out and dig during this year’s lockdown.

Colne Town Council’s Allotment community is growing with waiting lists on many sites, but don’t let that put you off as waiting lists help the Council assess demand. If you are interested in an Allotment plot, please contact Colne Town Council’s Allotment Officer, Eugene Dennison on 01282 332037 or email [email protected]

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