Ashbourne Road District Allotments

Open Meeting - Reducing the Impact of Allotment Break-ins

Arson attack at Kedleston Road Allotments

Following recent break-ins at both Ashbourne Road District Allotments and Kedlestone Road Allotments there will be an Open Meeting to discuss what can be done to reduce the impact of these break-ins in the future.

The meeting will be at the West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby DE22 3BL ( at 10am on Sunday 28th January 2018.

Strawberry Syrup by Elaine

Just when you are fed up of making jam and freezing the glut of your scrumptious home grown strawberries – try this! It’s full of flavour and versatile too. Keep it is the fridge for up to 3 months – though I have kept it for longer!  


  • 1 lb ripe strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 7 fl oz (200mls) water
  • 1 vanilla pod split with seeds scraped out and reserved (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of citric acid
  • 7 – 9oz castor sugar


Harvest Gathering 4th September 2016 1pm until 4pm

Ashbourne Road District Allotments Harvest Gathering

Join us at Ashbourne Road District Allotments for their Harvest Gathering on 4th September 2016 from 1pm until 4pm.

Andy Potter from Radio Derby will be opening the event and will be making a presentation to our longest serving plot holder.

There will be Afternoon Tea in our Marquee with Home Baked Cakes, Stalls, Splat the Rat, the Bicycle Doctor to give your bicycle the once-over and childrens activities.

Frank, Ashbourne Road District Allotments


I am 90 years old and have had my plot at Ashbourne Road District Allotments for more than 60 years.

The allotment is very important to me because it keeps my mind and body active. Sitting at home watching television is not for me, I would much rather be outdoors.

I also love fishing and recently won a big regional match. When the Angling Times found out a 90 year old beat all the younger anglers they wrote a feature article on me.