ALLOTMENT holders are staging a big picnic tomorrow - as part of efforts to hang on to their plots.
Longwood gardeners fearing eviction will gather between noon and 2pm for an al fresco lunch, plus scarecrow making and banner painting.
Accept Properties, the landowner of the allotments off Prospect Road, has given the plot-holders notice, but they are refusing to leave.
They are now mounting a campaign to stay put, which will include presenting a petition to Kirklees Council on Wednesday.
Jane Wood, chairman of the Longwood Allotment Association, said: "We want to raise awareness of the issue and use our allotments as much as we possibly can.
"We want to celebrate them. Our campaign has generated a lot of community spirit and we want to keep up the momentum."
Anyone is welcome to attend the get-together at the allotments.