Community Allotments Project

Community Allotments Project

Keighley Community Allotments Project

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  • Council owned Allotment on the North Dean Road Site
  • Nearby Allotment holders provide valued maintenance
  • Craven College
  • Free Seeds Company
  • Looking at ways to promote the site, making it available for residents to use

As part of its Climate Change Agenda and commitment to developing lifelong learning opportunities, Keighley Town Council have teamed up with Craven College, and local voluntary groups to develop an exciting new community grow your own initiative based at the North Dean Allotments in Guardhouse.

The Keighley Community Allotment Project gives people a chance to develop their green fingered skills, learn all about the art of “allotmenteering” and grow their own in the process.

Councillor for Guardhouse Emanuele Bernardini said “This is an exciting new development of a really useful existing community resource. There is plenty of space and support for people to develop their growing skills and share their knowledge with others with the added bonus of expert tuition provided by our partners Craven College. The project is open to everyone and as everything is free, it will be appreciated by those who want to grow their own but don’t feel able to take on an allotment of their own just yet.”

The first stage of the project will involve getting the site ready for re-opening in the new year so as well as digging, mowing and weeding there will be lots of shed building, fixing and mending to be done.

If you are interested in enrolling on the Craven College courses or want to join in the wet and mucky fun as a community volunteer, click the links below or email

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For more information on renting an allotment of your own email:


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