Allington Gardens is situated on the edge of the village in what was a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War. Later it became a residential caravan site and then a Park Home site. The current owner of the site is Berkeley Parks and in the last few years Allington Gardens has grown to almost 200 Park Homes.
We have an active residents’ association (AGRA) which looks after residents’ interests on the park, liaising with the managers on site and with Berkeley Parks when necessary. During the year we try to organise events on the Green within the site, these include a regular Summer Boules and a Fun Afternoon, which we hope will become an annual event. In 2019 we organised a coach trip to York and a visit to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby. There was a very successful Gardens Gala in June which included cake & potted plant competitions, BBQ, disco and live music, Well Dressing, stalls and games. The boules afternoons culminated in the boules final for the Les North Trophy, including Cream Tea and Prosecco. This was also a great success. There was a joint Christmas party with the Village Hall with hot food made by the residents, disco and live music, including a bar for the first time. The year ended with Christmas lights on the Green and an evening of Carols, mulled wine and mince pies.
Communications on the Gardens are by notice boards and an email system. We will also advertise any future events on this web page. Members of the Village are also welcome to join in any of our activities. Members receive a newsletter ‘Down the Gardens’ every month which, along with the online communications, keeps them informed of the activities of the committee and information of items of concern and interest to residents. We also advertise social events planned and report on these afterwards. We include news of our neighbours,
recipes, gardening quizzes and, generally, any snippets that might be of interest. Any items for the Newsletter will be gratefully received by our DTG editor.
Our committee for 2018 is as follows
Chairman: Russell Carter
Secretary: Heather Nuttall
Treasurer: Janice Moulds
Vice Chairman: David Totman
Membership Administrator: Sandy Humphries
Other Committee Members: Janis Dell, Christina Duffy, Andrea Harrison, Dennis Webster, Glenys Wheadon
Down the Gardens Editor: Russell Carter
AGRA email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events for 2020
Quiz – Saturday 7th March
Trip to Arboretum – Thursday 30th April
VE Day – Friday 8th May
Gardens Gala – Saturday 13th June
Trent river cruise & lunch – Wednesday 22nd July
Trip to Oxford – Monday 21st September
Thursdays 21st May/18th June/16th July/!7th September Boules Competition – Saturday 22th August
For further information, email address above.