Firs Estate Allotment Holders Association, Dean Street, Derby

We have a thriving allotment community here at Firs Estate with 52 plots on 6.5 acres of land. The main entrance is on Dean Street, at the junction with Harrison Street, opposite the Londis shop. The postcode is DE22 3PU.

This is a private site (rather than a council-owned one) and is leased by the association from the landowners. The site is run by a management committee which is elected by the plotholders. Tenants who rent a plot automatically become members of the association.

We are in a sheltered position on a south-facing slope with good loamy soil. We like to think it is an attractive site, with hedges bordering the grass tracks connecting the plots, numerous trees and an area set aside for wildlife.

We are only too happy to hear from people who would like to rent a plot – if are interested in renting a plot or visiting the site please contact the association secretary Sandra Weightman on Derby 365943.