TWO Trafford allotment sites have been named as the best in the North West and received their regional trophies at a special presentation held recently at Urmston Lane Allotments, Stretford.

Moss Park Allotment Society from Urmston Lane Allotments was chosen as Best Site in the North West.

Alan Hull, chairman of North West Counties Allotment Association presented the society with its winners award in the North West Best Site competition.

Second place in the same competition went to Walton Road Allotments in Sale.

The awards recognise the dedication and enthusiasm of the allotment holders on these two Trafford sites.

In addition, Moss Park Allotments Society has received a Level 5 Outstanding Certificate for Urmston Lane Allotments from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

The site was assessed by a judge from the RHS in July for It's Your Neighbourhood initiative which formed part of North West in Bloom.

Cllr John Reilly, said: “Huge congratulations to all the winners. Trafford has some extremely dedicated and talented gardeners who take immense pride in what they do.

"It’s wonderful that their hard efforts have been recognised.”

There are currently plots available across the borough's allotment sites. For more information, contact Janet Long on 0161 912 5410 or email