Press Releases


31st May 2018


London’s oldest allotment to open gates for fourth annual Summer Open Day

Plotholders at London’s oldest allotment are giving visitors the opportunity to experience the capital’s horticultural heritage this summer as Northfields Allotments opens its gates for its fourth annual summer open day.

Northfield Allotments open day


10th April 2017

London's oldest allotments recognised as asset of community value despite development threat

London's oldest allotment site has received official recognition from Ealing Council as an asset of community value (ACV) under the Localism Act 2011.


9th January 2017

Petition opposing development of London's oldest allotments gains 1,000 signatures in a week


A new petition opposing plans to build on part of London's oldest allotments has received more than 1,000 signatures during its first week.


15th November 2016

Plans to build on London's oldest allotments reaffirmed by landlord

Plans to build on the oldest surviving allotments in London were reaffirmed by the site’s landlord at a public consultation this weekend despite fierce local objections. 


31st October 2016

Ghosts and ghouls reign at Northfields Allotments’ Pumpkin Trail

On Saturday 29th October, Northfield Allotments’ Halloween Pumpkin Trail was visited by almost 2,000 brave local residents. This was the first time that the plotholders at Northfields Allotments on Northfield Avenue in West Ealing had opened up the gates and invited visitors to join them to celebrate Halloween. 


12th October 2016

Prepare for scares at Northfields Allotments’ inaugural Autumn Open Day


Will you be brave enough to venture into Northfield Allotments this Halloween weekend to walk the spooky pumpkin trail around the site?

On Saturday 29th October between 3:30pm to 7:30pm, plotholders at Northfields Allotments on Northfield Avenue will open up the gates and invite visitors to take part in some spooky fun to celebrate Halloween. 


9th September 2016

London's oldest allotment faces development threat

The oldest surviving allotment in London is facing the threat of being built on thanks to plans by its landlord to construct a new housing development on part of the allotment site.