HOME made honey made by enthusiastic beekeepers will hopefully be on sale at Winsford's Over Allotments.

Plot holders are welcoming visitors for an open day on Saturday, July 13, the only day the allotments at Moss Bank are open to the public.

Fresh vegetables, plants, cakes and jams will be on sale.

Refreshments will be available and there will be a barbecue, raffle and tombola.

“We’ve been holding an annual open day every year since 2007 and thousands of people must have wandered along Rhubarb Road, Lettuce Lane and all the other paths that criss-cross the site, before stopping for a cuppa at the Plotters’ Rest in Thyme Square,” said Mike Allen, chairman of Over Allotments Association.

“We have some stunning plots and the plot-holders will soon find out which ones have won this year’s awards from Winsford Town Council.

“Schools will also discover who has won the mayor’s shield for best scarecrow and one plot-holder is in line for a new award – the Over Grown Award for Outstanding Service to Over Allotments Association.”

Town mayor Cllr Ailsa Gaskill-Jones will announce the winners at midday.

“One thing we’re still waiting to find out is if our bees have produced enough honey for us to sell at Open Day,” said Mike. “The cold, wet weather earlier in the season has made it hard for bees and our beekeepers won’t know until a day or two before the big day if there’s enough honey for us to take – that’s nature for you.”

Ageless Ukes will be providing musical entertainment.

Face painting and candyfloss will be provided by Winsford Academy Camp Kenya team.

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The Moss Bank allotments are owned by Winsford Town Council and the 60 plots are in great demand.

“There’s a waiting list for plots,” added Mike. “The current waiting period is around two years. Anyone who wants a plot, either at Moss Bank or at the Station Road site, should contact Winsford Town Council, who will add you to the waiting list.”