Plotholders

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Plotholder Information

The information in this section of the website is for current plotholders and those whose interest lies in renting a plot and growing their own vegetables, fruit and flowers. You will find links to information you may be looking for, such as Applying for a Plot, on the left of this page.

Boundary Way is a diverse and beautiful site that is always ready to welcome new plot holders and celebrate the achievements of the allotment community, past and present. We have a very active committee that holds regular social events, meetings and open days.

 

Current plot holders, see below for important information:

The minutes of the 2019 AGM meeting will be available shortly. (Key points of the meeting can be read below.)

Please follow this link to 2018 AGM minutes.

The next rent collecting days are Sunday 7th and Sunday 14th April 2019 between 10.30 and 12.30

The Boundary Way Allotment Association Annual General Meeting was held  Sunday 24th March.

The meeting was not very well attended this year, down from 24 in 2018 to 18. The minutes will be typed up and put on line as soon as possible. However the main points can be surmised as follows:

Water usage was high last year because of the drought. All plot holders are required to harvest as much water as possible from structures on their plots. The full monetary cost of the drought is not yet known as Severn Trent has now subcontracted their billing to Water Plus with all the usual consequences of information disappearing en-route. When the bill does appear it is very likely to be well over £1000.

This has lead the committee to increase the allotment fees to: £35 for a full plot, £25 for half plot and £15 for a raised bed.

The use of the polytunnel for cultivation is also changing. Because of tap water use, we are asking for users to pay an minimum of £5 for a bay £10 for a raised bed. You will be asked if you are interested in using the polytunnel at the rent collection days.
Fires
Last year we had complaints from the Council and the Environment Agency about smoke blowing into residential properties. This could lead to a fine and a complete ban on fires. To avoid this, we are adhering to strict rules on fires. Fires are not allowed on individual plots, they will take place in the burning area at the top of the site.
Rubbish, junk, plastic.
Following on from the problems associated with burning; most of the burnable material that is accumulating has been brought on site (often pallets, old fences, etc.). On top of this are the objects that “might be useful” . These range from children’s play equipment to bathroom suites. Often these are left on site when people give up there plots. If you think something might be useful on the plot, think again, then dismiss the thought.

The committee has gone through the rule book during the winter. The new rules and layout can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking the link below.

Boundary Way Allotments Constitution and Rules 2019

Howard Berry

Secretary

 

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