Dorset Road Allotments awarded Green Flag for 19th year!

We are delighted to recieve a Green Flag Award for the 19th year in a row!

The accreditation – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces – is testament to the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who care for the green space so that visitors and residents alike can enjoy it.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, Paul Todd MBE, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Dorset Road Allotments and Leisure Gardens on achieving a Green Flag Award.

 Dorset Road Allotments and Leisure Gardens is a vital green space for communities in Beckenham to socialise, enjoy nature, for children to play safely and it provides important opportunities for park users to improve their physical and mental health.

 We know that staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award, everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement. 

 It is important that our free to use spaces are maintained to the Green Flag Award standard, making them accessible for all members of the community while ensuring the environment is protected.”

Chicken-run with the GoodGym

The runners from the local GoodGym came to help us begin the mammoth task of taking down an old unusable chicken run so that we can create a new community event space.

The GoodGym guys ran to the site, then aided by committee members Jaime and Anne, started to remove the chicken run bit by bit – check out their post about it on the GoodGym website.

We look forward to seeing them in June for the next Chicken-run installment.


Plant sale – Sunday 19th May

We have been busy growing vegetable, tomato and other plants for sale at our annual plant sale on Sunday 19th May from 11am to 2pm.

As well as being able to buy plants you can enjoy some fabulous homemade cake and a cup of tea or coffee.

We will be holding our open day on 15th September when there will be a range of activities and stalls.