Budhill and Springboig allotments have been at the same site in the east end of Glasgow for over a century. Everyone is welcome at Budhill, and over the last few years we’ve worked hard to make our allotments accessible to everyone by installing raised beds, disabled toilets, a composting toilet and a community hut.
We have one problem that is too big for us to handle by ourselves. The track around the allotments was last tarmac’d about 30 years ago, and it’s now in a dire state. Over the last few years the track has deteriorated quickly, some of the tarmac has disappeared completely and there are large ridges, potholes and a lot of mud and surface water. This makes moving around the plots downright dangerous for some of our plotholders.
We’re raising money to improve drainage around the track, level and re-tarmac it. We know £30,000 is a helluva lot of money, BUT a new track should last for 30 years, which is a fantastic legacy for the next generation of allotment holders.
The pictures below show the depth of some of the ruts on the track, the mud in front of our disabled toilet (!) and some of the potholes on site.
Please help us start raising the cash to repair and re-tarmac it by donating what you can (every little helps as they say!) and liking and sharing this post on our facebook and twitter accounts. Thank you so much!
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There are no catches or hidden charges and Budhill & Springboig Allotments will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you so much for your support!
Our Annual Plant Sale will take place on Sunday 19th May and will start at 12 noon.
Make sure to put the date in your diary and come along and enjoy the day, chat with the plot-holders and treat yourself (or someone else!) to some gorgeous plants, and at great bargains! The sun is supposed to be shining so please keep everything crossed!
Tea, coffee, juice and home-baking will be on sale as usual! We look forward to seeing you there!