Tenants must be members of the Association, as specified in section D of the Constitution.

Tenants of an allotment garden shall:

  1. Keep the allotment garden free of invasive weeds, in a good state of cultivation and fertility, and in good condition.
  2. Not cause any nuisance or annoyance to the occupier of any other allotment garden, or adjoining property or obstruct or dig up any path set out by the Association for the use of the occupiers of the allotment gardens. Maintain roadways and keep them to a width of at least 2m wide, other paths to be kept to a width of 0.75 metre.
  3. Not underlet, assign, or part with the possession of the allotment garden or any part of it.
  4. Obtain the written consent of the Association, to cut or prune any trees on the plot or site, and shall not take, sell, or carry away any soil, mineral, gravel, sand or clay.
  5. Keep every hedge that forms part of the allotment garden properly cut, trimmed, and keep all ditches cleared.
  6. Not erect any building on the allotment garden without first obtaining the written consent of the The specifications of any building are set out in Schedule 1 of this Appendix.
  7. Not use barbed wire for any fence adjoining a path set out by the Association for the use of the occupiers of the allotment gardens.
  8. Observe and perform any other special condition which the Association consider necessary to satisfy any lease or to preserve the allotment garden from deterioration and of which notice to applicants for the allotment garden is given in accordance with these rules, provided that no special condition made under this paragraph shall have the effect of prohibiting or restricting the keeping of hens or rabbits.
  9. Not permit any dog, except for a guide dog or other registered assistance dog belonging to the tenant or under his or her control, to be upon any allotment garden.
  10. Not permit any possible contamination of the water supply. For example by allowing a hosepipe to lie on the ground in such a way that, in the event of a failure of the water supply causing negative pressure, material may be sucked into the hosepipe and thus possibly contaminate the water supply.
  11. Not permit any bonfire to cause nuisance or annoyance to any other plot-holder or occupier of neighbouring property.
  12. Not bring onto any allotment plot any material, which has originated outside of the site, for disposal by burning, or any other method, other than for making safe and effective compost for use on the
  13. Not bring vehicles onto the site except for the purpose of loading or unloading tools and equipment. Tools and equipment must be unloaded promptly and vehicles removed as soon as this has been
  14. Any officer of the Council, or person authorised by the Management Committee to do so, shall be entitled at any time to enter and inspect an allotment garden.
  15. The tenancy of an allotment garden shall, unless otherwise agreed in writing, terminate on the yearly rent day next after the death of the tenant.
  16. The tenancy of an allotment garden may be terminated by the Management Committee, by re-entry after thirty day’s notice:
    • if the tenant is not duly observing the Rules affecting the allotment garden, or any other term or condition of their tenancy, or
    • if the rent is in arrears for not less than 21 days or if the tenant becomes bankrupt or compounds with their creditors.

The tenancy may also be terminated by the Management Committee, or tenant, by giving not less than twelve months’ notice in writing, expiring on the Thirtieth day of September in any year.

Any notice may be served on a tenant either personally, or by leaving it at their last known address, or by a letter addressed to them there and sent by ordinary post, or by fixing the notice in some conspicuous manner on the allotment garden.

Additional Rules arising from AGM resolutions

  • No plotholder shall be permitted to invite more than 6 guests to visit his/her plot at any one time and at no time should guests be permitted on the site unless the plotholder is in attendance during the whole visit (AGM on 26 September 2006).
  • Trees overhanging the main path or any other obstructions that impede access by approved vehicles on the site will be trimmed or removed on orders of the Committee. (AGM 30th September 2010).
  • The use of poisons or inhumane methods to kill rodents, foxes or other mammals or birds be banned and that persons found to be using these should face disciplinary action in the form of loss of tenancy and being reported to the police and the RSPCA. (adopted at the AGM 30th September 2010).
  • Approval for guide and other working dogs to be given at all times of year on application to committee. Pet dogs on leads should be allowed on Site from 1st November till last day of February every year. (AGM 23rd September 2014).