Lymm Parish council has over 80 allotments spread over 4 sites:

Ashcroft Road Allotments – a small site with only 5 plots, tucked away from sight behind Sandy Lane.

Elms Farm Allotments – bordered by the Bridgewater Canal Elms Farm is a little haven of tranquillity with 14 plots

Star Lane Allotments – is a large site situated next to the Star Pub and has over 30 plots.

Sow Brook Allotments – has over 30 plots and is situated off Lymmhay Lane adjacent to the Trans Pennine Way.

The waiting list for the allotments is maintained by the Parish Clerk.  If you would like to be added to the list please email your full name, address, contact phone number and email address…(click here to email)

Further information on allotments:
National Allotment Society
Allotment Garden

Allotments in Lymm

Another way to use up the summer glut of courgettes. This quick and easy recipe makes about two dozen courgette and chocolate muffins.

You can use less cocoa and spices depending on your individual taste.

Putting chocolate chips on the top does make the muffins rather special.

Ingredients for Courgette and Chocolate Muffins:

  • 250g grated courgettes
  • 3 eggs
  • 250ml oil
  • 300g sugar
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 375g plain flour
  • 5 tbsp cocoa (works ok with less)
  • 1 tsp bicarb
  • half tsp baking powder
  • Quarter tsp each cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg. (I put less, and they were spicy enough)
  • 1 tsp salt

I put chocolate chips on top.

Method for Courgette and Chocolate Muffins:

  1. Whisk together oil, sugar and eggs.
  2. Add courgette and vanilla.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes at 180/gas 4

Makes two dozen delicious muffins.

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