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Q1. The allotment I have been allocated is overgrown, can you clear it for me?
No. Unfortunately we are unable to clear plots and occasionally they may be overgrown. If you do have any concerns with the condition of the plot, please let us know before accepting the tenancy.
Q2. There is a lot of rubbish on my plot, will you take it away?
No. You must let us know before accepting your tenancy about any waste on the plot. We are unable to remove items of non-
Q3. Can I have a bonfire on my allotment?
Yes. You may only burn garden waste from your allotment that cannot be composted eg diseased plant material, perennial weeds. No waste is allowed to be brought onto the site. Please remember to respect your neighbours when having a bonfire and to follow bonfire guidelines.
Q4. The plot I have been allocated is too large, can I have a smaller one?
Yes. Allotment plots come in various sizes, so if the plot you have been allocated is too large let us know and we maybe able to reduce the size for you. Alternatively, you can be put on the waiting list for the next available plot.
Q5. If I do not accept the plot that I have been offered, can I go back on the waiting list?
Yes. We appreciate that some plots may not be acceptable to all. If you do not wish to accept the plot you have been offered please inform us as soon as possible within the 14 day offer period. You will be put back on the waiting list for the next available plot. However, please note that we will only offer out up to three plots, if no tenancy is accepted by then you will be removed from the waiting lists.
Q6. I already rent an allotment plot, can I have another one?
No. Due to the current high demand for plots we are only allowing one per person to enable as many people as possible from the waiting list to enjoy the allotment experience.
Q7. Is water provided on site?
Yes. There are water standpipes located on the allotment site.
Q8. Can I have a water point nearer to my plot?
At present there are no plans to extend water supplies on our allotment site.
Q9. What can I do with the organic waste from my plot which can’t be composted?
You are allowed to have a small bonfire to burn any organic waste which is not compostable. If you have any non-
Q10. Will bark chips be brought onto the site?
Yes. To try and encourage organic gardening methods and reduce the amount of synthetic fertilisers used on allotment plots we have an agreement with Riverside’s Landscape contractor to deliver leaves/grass cuttings/bark chips to a communal spot identified by us. Tenants must not store leaves on the verges adjacent to their plots.
Q11. Will manure be brought onto the site?
Yes. We have an agreement with a local farmer to deliver manure, as and when we require some, to a communal spot identified by us.
Q14. Can I keep livestock on my plot?
Yes. You can keep rabbits and hens on your plot. These must be kept in a suitable hutch and run that complies with the allotment agreement and in accordance with current animal welfare legislation.
Q15. Can I have bees on my plot?
Yes. You can keep bees on your plot (refer to FAQ’s on Beekeeping). These must be kept in a suitable hive and screened off.
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