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Becoming a plot holder on an allotment site could not be easier, just complete our on-
An allotment garden is a place, as the name suggests, where you ‘garden’. It is not a nature reserve or a wildlife site, nor is it a reforestation project or a place to store unwanted ‘junk’; it is a garden that needs cultivating, weeding, sowing and planting, feeding and training, and keeping pests and diseases at bay. This takes work, time and some expense. It is not something you can do spasmodically and you will not achieve an instant success. So, consider, realistically, whether you are able, and willing, to put in the time and energy necessary to succeed. If you are sure, and determined, then go ahead and take on a plot
When your name reaches the top of the list, and a plot falls vacant, you will be contacted. If you are away on holiday at the time, you will be allowed 7 days (14 days outside growing season) to respond. If you are away for a considerable period, and cannot be contacted, the plot may be offered to the next person on the list. You will, however, be retained at the top of the list ready for the next plot to fall vacant. The allotment secretary will offer you a specific plot, so that you can then arrange to go and view the plot, and discuss the facilities available.
If you decide to accept the offer, then you will be sent an invoice and a tenancy agreement, in duplicate. This states all the conditions of the agreement with which you must comply. These are non-
You will have to sign both copies. Then you return one copy back to the society secretary, together with your advanced rent and deposit for the gate key, returnable upon leaving your plot in a satisfactory condition.
Congratulations! You’ve got your plot and can start work; you will be sent your key in due course. The allotment year, currently, commences on 1st Nov till 31st Oct of the following year. If you take on a plot part way into a year the first year’s rent will be calculated on a pro-
The allotments are subject to regular inspections, often without prior notice. If the society inspector feels that you are failing to comply with your conditions of tenancy you will be sent a letter from the society, giving you a certain time to bring your plot into compliance, Remember, it is Riverside Housing owned land, administered currently by Dean Row Allotment Society and you signed a contract agreeing to the conditions.
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