Allotments in the Parish
Allotment gardening has experienced an increase in popularity recently. They are an important and valuable community resource, providing local residents with the opportunity to grow a wide variety of produce, soft fruit and flowers that they perhaps would not otherwise have the space for.
The Parish Council operates allotment gardens on the Quainton Road site.
The Council offer both large and small allotments. If you are new to allotment gardening you may wish to take on a small plot in the first instance, as the maintenance of a large plot takes considerable time and commitment.
To apply for an allotment, please contact the Parish Clerk who will arrange for you to visit the site with a member of the Parish Council to view vacant plots.
There are different rates for residents and non-residents of the Parish and residents will always take priority – non-residents will only be allocated an allotment if there are vacant plots and no waiting list. The charges for the year 2019/20 are:
- Small £10
- Medium £20
- Large £25
- X-large £30
- Small £15
- Medium £30
- Large £37.50
- X-large £45
Key Deposit Fee
- All new tenants will be issued with a key to the gate padlocks for a returnable deposit of £5
Plot Clearance Fee
- Minimum £50 – the charge will be dependent on the amount of material to be cleared
- Late payments may incur a standard admin fee
The full allotment fee is payable on the day the tenancy agreement is signed and thereafter is due on 1st October each year. The tenancy agreement contains all the terms and conditions of tenancy. The allotments are inspected quarterly to ensure that the tenant is abiding by these terms and conditions – failure to so may result in the termination of the tenancy.
Further information can be found on the following websites:
National Allotment Society – www.nsalg.org.uk
Royal Horticultural Society – www.rhs.org.uk
Composting – www.carryoncomposting.com