Allotment news

ALLOTMENT holders are being urged to visit a new Facebook page to keep up-to-date on the latest news and information.

The page, run by Hartlepool Borough Council, is primarily aimed at allotment holders, but anyone else with an interest in gardening can visit and take a look.

Kate Ainger, the council’s environmental projects officer, said: “We intend to post all of our allotment news on there, as well as details of any courses, events and other initiatives that might be of interest to allotment gardeners.”

A Facebook account is not needed to view the page, but people will need to open one if they wish to contribute to it.

Gardeners who are not Facebook users can still contact the council’s allotments team by telephoning (01429) 523406 or e-mailing

The Facebook page can be found at