Green spaces


Our allotments are a great place to meet new people from around the village who you may not come across in any other setting.

And you can grow your own produce and spend time with your family whilst enjoying the fresh air and exercise too; they’re a complete win-win!

JHC’s allotments are located in Mill Lane, Sawston. We currently have 62 plots but, with the popularity of allotment-keeping on the rise, demand is increasing so we often operate a waiting list.

If interested in having your own allotment please contact Trudy at JHC for an application form:


Community Orchard

The fruit trees we planted in 2012 are really flourishing and bearing fruit now. The whole orchard is strimmed regularly over the summer and we manage the hedging at the same time as the individual trees.

Local beekeeper Barrie Rawles also keeps 2 beehives on the orchard site with a sign at the orchard’s entrance alerting people who may be allergic. It’s interesting to learn from him that bees get more pollen from fruit trees than from flowers – we’re delighted to be helping.

Summer is a busy time so any all offers of help are always gratefully received!

If you would like to join our team of volunteers, share your ideas or simply be kept in touch with what is going on at the orchard, please contact


In a world where getting access to services can often feel complex, JHC has developed its own Sawston support service and a range of innovative partnerships with charities to benefit local people.
Rachel Talbot, Cambridge and District CAB