Until about 1985 there were several allotments behind a house on Southwell Road. The then owner sold the house and the allotments were lost. The Council was petitioned and as it had control of the Acres was able to provide an area for allotments. The enthusiasm for local gardeners for this area waned and probably helped by vandalism the allotments fell into disuse. Under the Millenium Tree Planting Scheme the former allotments were planted with trees and now the only sign of them existing is the fence and gate.